America’s crumbling aviation infrastructure and limited air service options threaten future growth.

Quick Facts

America’s airports are key to commerce, jobs and continued economic growth. Unfortunately, they’re falling behind the rest of the world. U.S. investment in basic airport infrastructure has not kept up with demand for travel, and it falls far behind our international competitors’ investment in their countries’ airports. 


Strengthen Federal Investment and Encourage Innovative Partnerships

Improving U.S. airport infrastructure begins by shifting the system’s financing to an optional user fee-based model—and giving local airport authorities more control over funding infrastructure updates. Adjusting the PFC cap will increase local control over infrastructure improvements, opening up gates for more flights and enhancing the air passenger experience.

Embrace New and Transformative Transportation Technologies

Congress should ensure that any new and expanded investments in transportation infrastructure award a portion of discretionary funds to support developments of new and innovative modes of transportation and infrastructure.

Research, News and Commentary on Airport Modernization

Friday Check-In

Friday Check-In | January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the impact of the government shutdown and our path forward with the new Congress, as well as other industry updates.

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2018 Key Moments

December 21, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we take a look back at key moments this year.

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Friday Check-In | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about travel-related provisions in the newly passed FAA bill, developments toward the renewal of Brand USA, and the latest insights from our Travel Trends Index.

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