ACI-NA Statement on the Passing of Former Rep. Steve LaTourette

For Immediate Release
August 4, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC —  Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Representative Steve LaTourette:

“While in Congress and in the years since his retirement, Steve was a friend of transportation, especially our nation’s airports,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “Steve was able to bring stakeholders to the table and find sustainable solutions to pressing infrastructure challenges.  His legacy lives on in our work to modernize airport infrastructure.  We send our condolences to his wife, Jennifer, and his family at this difficult time.”

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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