Airports Council Applauds Congress for Including Airport Funds in COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON—Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today released the following statement from President and CEO Kevin M. Burke in response to the COVID-relief package unveiled by Congress tonight:

“America’s airports are grateful for the continued support from Congress as they work to respond to the COVID-19 emergency and fight to survive this historic downturn in commercial aviation,” Burke said. “This funding will provide much-needed temporary relief to airports already forced to make tough financial decisions in order to maintain their critical operations during a global pandemic that dramatically depressed passenger traffic and revenue. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with Congress and the incoming Biden administration to restore an industry that supports 2.7 million jobs and is vital to the country’s transportation network and economic health.”



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