ACI-NA Welcomes U.S./Mexico Air Transport Agreement

November 21, 2014


WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today welcomed the air transport agreement initialed by the Governments of Mexico and the United States.  The ad referendum agreement will enter into force on January 1, 2016 after the parties have completed their internal procedures.

“Cooperation and collaboration is an essential part of the global aviation system,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “Today’s historic air transport agreement between the United States and Mexico, when implemented, will provide new opportunities for U.S. and Mexican airports through increased access to price and service competition for passenger travel and cargo shipping. This modernized agreement, which will boost tourism and trade, strengthens the important economic relationship the United States shares with Mexico. ACI-NA commends the U.S. and Mexican officials for their vision and tireless efforts.”


About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at