Airports Council Welcomes Plan to Reopen International Borders

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s plan to reopen U.S. borders to foreign nationals and the easing of international travel restrictions into the United States beginning November 8, 2021.  ACI-NA is the trade association presenting commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.

“ACI-NA has long called for the U.S. government to implement a plan to safely reopen our borders to international passenger traffic.  Ensuring the health, safety, and security of the traveling public and airport workers is our top priority, and today’s announcement by the Biden Administration is welcome news to help provide for the seamless, safe, and secure reopening of our borders.  We appreciate the Biden Administration’s commitment to working with industry on these complex challenges and we look forward to our ongoing work as the November 8 reopen date nears.”



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