Airports Council Statement on Chairman DeFazio Retirement

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today commended Chairman Peter DeFazio on his years of service and his lasting positive impact on airport infrastructure following the announcement of his retirement from Congress at the end of his term.

“Chairman DeFazio has long been a champion of critical transportation and infrastructure priorities, and his leadership on these issues has helped to strengthen and keep our country moving forward,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “His work in Congress — including his creation of the Passenger Facility Charge to fund airport infrastructure projects and passage of the recent ‘once-in-a-generation’ bipartisan infrastructure bill — will have a lasting impact on our aviation infrastructure, the health of our economy, and the mobility of all Americans for years to come. We appreciate his years of service and his partnership in advancing policies that benefit our airports and all those who travel through them. We look forward to continuing our work with Chairman DeFazio throughout the remainder of his term.”



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