Airports Council Welcomes Global Goal to Reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Washington – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today welcomed the announcement by ACI-NA’s global organization, Airports Council International (ACI World), outlining the airport industry’s aspirational goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“Even while the airport industry continues to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, airports remain laser focused on advancing important priorities that will help create a more sustainable future for air travel,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “We applaud the airport industry’s global commitment announced today to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.  To get there, it will take strong support from our government, airline, and other industry partners. We look forward to working collaboratively with our partners on this ambitious initiative to combat the threat of climate change.”



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