FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2014
WASHINGTON — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today issued the following statement:
“Vice President Biden’s comments regarding LaGuardia Airport were blunt, but they put into sharp relief the fact that the U.S. needs to get serious about infrastructure investment, especially in our nation’s airports,” said Kevin M. Burke, ACI-NA president and CEO.
“For America’s airports, an important part of this funding comes from the Passenger Facility Charge, the user fee that air travelers pay when they purchase an airline ticket and which is dedicated for airport capital improvement projects. We look forward to President Obama’s forthcoming budget, and we hope Vice President Biden’s recent statements will be reflected through ensuring that the purchasing power of the PFC will be restored to allow our nation’s airports to build, update and maintain terminals that lead the world.”