Airports Reaffirm Commitment to Passenger Security

March 22, 2016


WASHINGTON, DC — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued this statement following a attack at the Brussels Airport earlier this morning.

“Today, all airports stand together in reaffirming our commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the traveling public. We have been closely monitoring the security situation in Brussels as if unfolds. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been impacted by this terrible attack.

“To help ensure the safety and security of the traveling public, airports are – in coordination with the Transportation Security Administration and law enforcement officials – continually evaluating and enhancing security measures based on available intelligence and based on information obtained from local, national, and international incidents. North American airports take every threat seriously and apply a rigorous, comprehensive, multi-layered, risk-based approach that provides effective aviation security while providing for the efficient movement of passengers and goods.”


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