Airports Council Congratulates Mayorkas on DHS Nomination

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Alejandro Mayorkas on his selection as President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“As we prepare for a rebound in post-pandemic air travel, it is now more important than ever to embrace innovative, risk-based approaches to aviation security – including enhanced technology to provide a contactless process – that will expedite screening while protecting the traveling public, CBP and TSA officers. Alejandro Mayorkas’ experience as DHS deputy secretary in the Obama-Biden administration makes him an excellent candidate for the task at hand; we look forward to working collaboratively with him and Congress on our shared commitment to facilitating a secure and efficient airport experience as we foster the recovery of air travel.”



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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