Airports Council Welcomes Introduction of ‘Moving Forward Act’

Washington – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today welcomed the introduction of the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2).  The Moving Forward Act is a $1.5 trillion proposal to invest in America’s aging infrastructure, including America’s airports.

“American airports are grateful House Democrats included additional funding for the Airport Improvement Program in the Moving Forward Act,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “Airports across the country are deferring infrastructure projects as they grapple with the steep, sustained loss in revenue that resulted from COVID-19. The additional funding for airports projects would help them immediately invest in infrastructure that will spur local economic growth by putting thousands of Americans back to work. U.S. airports appreciate the members of both parties who understand the critical role airports play in powering local economies and grasp how travel restrictions related to COVID-19 crippled airports financially.”



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