WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today congratulated projected President-elect Joe Biden on his election to be the 46th president of the United States.
“On behalf of airports around the country, we congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and all of the incoming members of Congress,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “We look forward to working with the President-elect and his administration on a range of aviation issues, including his promised infrastructure investment package. We remain grateful the President-elect supports increasing the Passenger Facility Charge so that airports across the country can make the long-term investments they need to modernize our entire aviation infrastructure. But before that work can start, Congress still needs to pass a comprehensive COVID relief package that includes much-needed funds for airports struggling to finance operations, make debt payments and respond to the pandemic by retrofitting their facilities and adopting enhanced sanitation and health protocols. The entire travel industry is still suffering from the abrupt, sustained drop in tourism and business travel, and airports need help to get through this prolonged downturn.”