Airports Council Congratulates Mayorkas on DHS Confirmation

WASHINGTON, DC Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Alejandro Mayorkas on his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“On behalf of airports across the U.S., I want to congratulate Alejandro Mayorkas for his confirmation as the next secretary of Homeland Security. His past experience as DHS deputy secretary makes him a uniquely qualified pick to lead the agency at this critical juncture. In preparing for an expected rebound in air travel post-pandemic, we should continue to embrace innovative, risk-based approaches to airport security, including enhanced technology to provide a contactless processes that expedite screening while protecting passengers and people who work in the airport. We look forward to collaborating closely with Secretary Mayorkas and his entire team at DHS on our shared commitment to make air travel safe, secure and efficient during this unprecedented time for the aviation industry.”


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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