Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA) has published a statement announcing that President and CEO Kevin M. Burke has congratulated Donald J. Trump on his election as the 45th president of the United States of America.
”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 nations airport infrastructure, provide effective security and enhance the overall travel experience.”
Burke has also congratulated the newly elected members of the 115th Congress.
The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies published a statement earlier today announcing that it looked forward to briefing the newly elected President of the United States on government subsidies which put Middle East airlines at an unfair advantage over U.S. carriers.
ACI-NA has previously taken an opposing stance on the question of Open Skies, believing the entry of competition from overseas is an advantage to U.S. airports and the U.S. travel industry.