ACI-NA Congratulates President-Elect Trump and 115th Congress

WASHINGTON, DC  ̶  Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Donald J. Trump on his election as the 45th president of the United States of America and newly elected members of the 115th Congress.

“I congratulate President-Elect Trump on his election to be our next president.  I appreciate his recognition that improving infrastructure should be a top priority for the United States. A modernized infrastructure promotes economic growth and secures our position as leaders in the global marketplace. It is imperative that we address the more than $75 billion in airport infrastructure needs to meet the growing demand of passengers and keep our industry from falling behind.  U.S. airports alone contribute more than $1.1 trillion to the global economy and support nearly 10 million jobs.

"Airports stand ready to work with the new administration and the new Congress to modernize our nation’s airport infrastructure, provide effective security and enhance the overall travel experience.”

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 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.