Ensuring the health, safety, and security of the travelling public and airport workers is always an airport’s top priority. As such, North American airports responded quickly to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Airports continue to take aggressive steps to protect everyone traveling through their facilities and their employees.

As governments and industries around the world begin to develop guidelines for the recovery and resumption of air service following the COVID-19 pandemic, they are considering an array of new measures for implementation at airports. As key stakeholders, North American airports should provide input, guidance, and leadership in developing measures that help to ensure consistency. ACI-NA committees are discussing ideas for short and long term recovery recommendations relevant to their missions. In order to ensure coordination and collaboration among these various committees, ACI-NA established a Airport Industry Recovery Advisory Panel.  This resource page is being made available to ACI-NA members and the broader industry to assist in recovery.


Airports Council President and CEO on Fox News: “Airports have done everything possible”

ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke had the opportunity to appear on Fox News and speak with John Roberts about the important steps airports have taken since the beginning of the pandemic to ensure the health and safety of the traveling public and airport workers.

Airports Council President and CEO Makes Key COVID-19 Policy Recommendations to Congress and Urges Additional Assistance

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke testified today at the House Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security hearing to discuss air travel in […]

Airports Urge Congress to Provide Resources Needed to Deal with Unprecedented COVID-19 Challenges

Today, ACI-NA and AAAE urged Congress to provide America’s airports with the resources needed to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 challenge.

ACI-NA Press Releases

Airports Council Applauds Congress for Including Airport Funds in COVID-19 Relief Package

ACI-NA today released a statement from President and CEO Kevin M. Burke in response to the COVID-relief package unveiled by Congress tonight.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Achieves Global Health Accreditation

Airports Council today congratulated the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the operator of the largest airport system in the world, on earning its Airport Health Accreditation. 

Airports Council Launches New Industry Accreditation

Airports Council today launched the U.S. Airport Professional (USAP) Program, a new industry accreditation designed to further develop leadership and strategic management skills for U.S. airport industry professionals. 

Airports Council Applauds Provision of COVID-19 Relief to Aviation Industry in Congress’ Latest Proposal

Airports Council today released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives’ latest COVID-19 relief proposal that provides $13.5 billion for U.S. airports.

Boston Logan First North American Airport to Achieve Health Accreditation

WASHINGTON – Boston Logan International Airport, operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), is the first North American airport to be accredited under the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health […]

Collaboration with Federal Agencies Essential to Restoring Aviation

ACI-NA today called for continued collaboration and coordination between the aviation stakeholders and the U.S. government as travel begins to resume with the release of “Runway to Recovery.”

ACI-NA COVID-19 Resources

Centerlines NOW Blog Updates

The Importance of Employee Resilience

By Roel Huinink, President & CEO, JFKIAT This past year has disrupted and accelerated the pace of change in people, processes, place and technology across all aspects of the aviation […]

ACI-NA COVID-19 Related Webinars and Presentations

Encouraging Safe Travel and Working in the COVID Environment

Solutions Showcase presented by Airport Dimensions.   Airport Dimensions has reopened over 50% of their shared-use lounge locations known as The Club with a three-phased plan and are closely monitoring […]

Passenger Confidence Amid COVID-19: Seeing Is Believing Webinar

Solutions Showcase presented by Flagship Aviation Services.   Airlines are struggling to regain passenger trust as air travel recovery proceeds slowly amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and international travel remains […]

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