Airports Council Statement on State of the Union

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the below statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address. ACI-NA is the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.

“For years, airports have struggled to keep up with consistent and growing infrastructure needs, and it’s good to see the administration recognizes the importance of addressing the challenges our industry faces. With the right resources, airports are able to support jobs, help ensure the flow of commerce, keep passengers safe, and contribute in meaningful ways to local economic across the country. The funding provided in the recent bipartisan infrastructure legislation — which the President signed into law last year — is a good start in helping to support these efforts, and we look forward to continuing to work with the administration, policymakers, and stakeholders to achieve these important goals.”



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