ACI-NA Welcomes New Air Transport Agreement Between the United States and Mexico

WASHINGTON, DC — Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today issued the following statement on the entry into force of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States and Mexico:
 
“We welcome today’s entry into force of the new Air Transport Agreement between the United States and Mexico,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “With Latin America being one of the fastest growing markets, air transport liberalization agreements like this benefit passengers with new price and service competition. Airports in the United States and Mexico are powerful engines of economic growth and this agreement will provide more opportunity for airports to serve their passengers, business, and communities.”

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.