Airports Council Praises Biden Administration’s Continued Support for Modernizing Airport Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today released the following statement from President and CEO Kevin M. Burke following President Biden’s address to Congress.

“We appreciate President Biden’s continued support for modernizing America’s airport infrastructure. We are at the start of what will be a long post-pandemic recovery. Investing in infrastructure, including providing support for the $115 billion backlog of planned airport projects, will play a key role in rebuilding our economy and ensuring we are prepared for future innovations and challenges. Since the start of the pandemic, the airport industry has worked hand-in-hand with government officials at every level to ensure the safety of our passengers and employees. We look forward to this continued partnership as we work to restore confidence in travel and make the necessary improvements to modernize our airport facilities for the future of travel.”



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