North American Airport Trading Card Series Grows to More than 60 Airports

LONG BEACH, CA — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today announced more than 60 North American airports have joined the North American Airport Collectors SeriesTM since being unveiled last year.  The airport trading card series offers aviation enthusiasts a new collectible opportunity to commemorate their travels through U.S. and Canadian airports.  The second year of the program was celebrated at the 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Long Beach, CA, where several new cards – including series two cards from some airports – were unveiled. 

“The North American Airport Collectors SeriesTM trading card campaign has grown because of its effectiveness in educating the public about the important role airports play in our economy and our communities,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “Passengers and aviation enthusiasts can collect these cards are airports across North America to commemorate a journey, like the series two card at Lambert-St. Louis International which features their restored, iconic copper roof, or to mark a moment in aviation history, like Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s card celebrating their 90th anniversary this year.”

The trading cards feature the most recognizable images from some of busiest airports in the world to smaller regional airports in North America. Each card offers geographic information, facts, figures and historical information unique to each airport. The trading cards are free and will be distributed at each participating ACI-NA airport at information booths, tourism counters or other designated locations. They are also incorporated into airport education programs to be handed out during school tours, airport events or community meetings.

The North American Airport Collectors SeriesTM trading card campaign is a project of ACI-NA’s Marketing and Communications Committee and is supported by ACI-NA.  Any ACI-NA member is eligible to participate in the campaign.  The list of the participating airports group includes:

  • Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (Illinois)
  • Airlake Airport (Minnesota)
  • Allegheny County Airport (Pennsylvania)
  • Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Minnesota)
  • Asheville Regional Airport (North Carolina)
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (Texas)
  • Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (Louisiana)
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Toronto)
  • Blue Grass Airport (Kentucky)
  • Bolton Field Airport (Ohio)
  • Boston Logan International Airport (Massachusetts)
  • Calgary International Airport (Calgary)
  • Cecil Airport (Florida)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (North Carolina)
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (Illinois)
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (Illinois)
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (Ohio)
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (Ohio)
  • Crystal Airport (Minnesota)
  • Dane County Regional Airport (Wisconsin)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (Detroit)
  • Edmonton International Airport (Alberta)
  • El Paso International Airport (Texas)
  • Elmira-Corning Regional Airport (New York)
  • Fairbanks International Airport (Alaska)
  • Flying Cloud Airport (Minnesota)
  • Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport  (Florida)
  • Fort McMurray International Airport (Alberta)
  • General Mitchell International Airport (Wisconsin)
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Texas)
  • Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (South Carolina)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Georgia)
  • Indianapolis International Airport (Indiana)
  • Jacksonville International Airport (Florida)
  • John Wayne Airport (California)
  • Kelowna International Airport (British Columbia)
  • Lake Elmo Airport (Minnesota)
  • Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (Missouri)
  • Long Beach Airport (California)
  • Manchester–Boston Regional Airport (New Hampshire)
  • Mineta San José International Airport (California)
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (Minnesota)
  • Nashville International Airport (Tennessee)
  • Orlando International Airport (Florida)
  • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (Ontario)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Arizona)
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport (North Carolina)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (Pennsylvania)
  • Port Columbus International Airport (Ohio)
  • Prince George International Airport (British Columbia)
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (North Carolina)
  • Regina International Airport (Saskatchewan)
  • Rickenbacker International Airport (Ohio)
  • St. Paul Downtown Airport (Minnesota)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (Utah)
  • San Antonio International Airport (Texas)
  • San Diego International Airport (California)
  • Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (Florida)
  • Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (Georgia)
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (Florida)
  • Stinson Municipal Airport (Texas)
  • Tampa International Airport (Florida)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (Ontario)
  • William P. Hobby Airport (Texas)
  • Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (Manitoba)

To learn more about the North American Airport Trading Cards, visit www.airporttradingcards.com.

The 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition continues through Wednesday, October 7, in Long Beach, CA.  More information is available at http://annual.aci-na.org.

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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 nearly 1.2 million people and account for $1.1 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.

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.