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

October 8, 2014


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

“Airports work hard to serve the passengers traveling through their terminals every day. We are proud of the work we do to build cooperative relationships between the traveling public and the government agencies that use airport facilities to ensure the safety and security of our country. Today’s announcement by the Obama Administration regarding enhanced screening for Ebola by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a positive step in protecting health and security without impeding travel. Airports will continue to actively coordinate with government and public health officials as they continue to serve their passengers.”


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