Airports Council Supports President Biden’s Plan for $25 Billion in Infrastructure Funding for Airports

WASHINGTON — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today released the following statement in response to President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which would provide $25 billion in funding to support America’s airport infrastructure.

“We support President Biden’s infrastructure plan and the $25 billion he would devote to modernizing America’s airport infrastructure,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “We are encouraged the president and his administration are following through on his campaign pledge to improve infrastructure funding for airports. This plan would help the industry continue to focus on safe and efficient air travel by supporting terminal renovations and multimodal connections that would provide affordable access for passengers and workers. Investments in aviation infrastructure are more vital than ever before. The COVD-19 pandemic decimated airport finances around the country as passenger traffic dropped dramatically. On top of that, airport infrastructure has long been underfunded, creating a backlog of $115 billion worth of necessary projects. As we taxi towards brighter days ahead America’s airports are ready to take off. These much needed funds will help US airports build back and create jobs that will support a vibrant 21st century economy.”



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