Statement from ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke on International Reopening

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s announcement that it would begin easing international travel restrictions on November 8, 2021. ACI-NA is the trade association presenting commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.

“Today’s announcement from the Biden Administration is a promising step forward for our industry following a long period of depressed international air travel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ACI-NA has long called for the U.S. government to implement a plan to safely reopen our borders to international passenger traffic. We appreciate the Biden Administration’s commitment to working with industry on these complex challenges and we look forward to our ongoing work ahead to ensure a seamless, safe, and secure reopening of our borders.”



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