Statement by ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke

July 9, 2014


WASHINGTON–Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the following statement this evening:

“We appreciate Vice President Biden’s effort to make airport infrastructure a top priority for the United States.  We look forward to working with the Obama Administration, Congress, and aviation stakeholders to build consensus and find affordable solutions to the serious challenges we face as our nation’s airport infrastructure ages.

“For far too long, U.S. airports have done more with less, but we are at a breaking point, just as the Vice President noted today.  Improving America’s airport infrastructure is not a one-size-fits-all approach.  Local airports need access to essential and flexible financing to address the dire infrastructure challenges they face.”


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