ACI-NA Congratulates Kelly on DHS Confirmation

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2017

WASHINGTON  ̶  Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated retired Marine General John F. Kelly on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Secretary Kelly was confirmed and sworn-in on Friday, January 20, 2017.  As the Voice of Airports® in North America, ACI-NA is the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.
 
“I congratulate Secretary John Kelly on his confirmation by the Senate to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in President Trump’s administration.  Airports rely on a strong, collaborative relationship with the Department, including the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to ensure the highest levels of security and efficiency to enhance the travel experience.  As security threats around the world continue to evolve at a rapid pace, airports look forward to working with Secretary Kelly to address the significant and complex security and passenger facilitation challenges that exist in the airport environment."

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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 employ more than 1.3 million people and account for $1.2 trillion in economic activity—or seven percent of the total U.S. workforce and eight percent of GDP.  Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at www.aci-na.org.