ACI-NA: America’s airports contribute USD1.3 trillion to economy, equivalent to 7% of GDP

    Airports Council InternationalNorth America (ACI-NA) released (13-Nov-2018) an economic impact study of 493 commercial airports in the US. Findings revealed the airports’ collective national output rose 13% to USD1.4 trillion since 2013, contributing 7% to GDP and creating a total payroll of USD428 billion. The study considered employment numbers, payroll figures, and output generated. ACI-NA president and CEO Kevin M Burke said Americas airports are “powerful economic engines”, and the study reaffirmed the “valuable role airports play in job creation and economic growth in local communities”. The study was prepared for ACI-NA by CDM Smith. [more – original PR]