NEW ORLEANS—The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport announced today that Aviation Director Kevin Dolliole was appointed to a committee of national aviation industry professionals focused on driving key legislative and regulatory issues affecting airports across the country as well developing association policies. Dolliole will serve a 4-year term on the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Policy Review Committee (PRC), which is comprised of leadership from the nation’s top airports.
"I sincerely appreciate being selected to serve on AAAE’s Policy Review Committee,” said Kevin Dolliole. "I am committed to the mission of advocating for legislative and regulatory issues that not only work to the benefit of the New Orleans Airport, but the entire industry that connects us all together.”
"Kevin Dolliole is a highly respected airport executive, and AAAE is appreciative of his willingness to serve on the Policy Review Committee,” said AAAE Chair Scott Brockman, A.A.E. "Kevin’s talents, insight and input as a leader of one of the nation's largest airports will be incredibly beneficial to AAAE as we continue to refine and advance the policy objectives of airports of all sizes.”
Dolliole will represent the New Orleans Airport and help establish policies around critical issues facing airports today, which is especially important as construction continues on New Orleans’ new, $1 billion airport terminal, which will completely replace the current facility.
Opening in February 2019, the new airport terminal will deliver an improved arrival and departure experience with more modern passenger amenities. The terminal will boast an economic impact of $6.4 billion in local spending and provide over 64,000 jobs by 2023.
With over 40 years of combined experience in the airline and airport industries, Dolliole began his third stint at the New Orleans Airport last June after serving as Director of Airports at St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Aviation Director at San Antonio International Airport. Dolliole previously served in several executive positions at the New Orleans Airport, including Acting Director of Aviation.
In addition to Dolliole, two other members were recently appointed to the Policy Review Committee: Bryant Francis, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland and Brian Ryks, Executive Director for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
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About Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport:
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the primary commercial airport in the State of Louisiana serving over 80% of all passengers flying into the state. Armstrong International Airport is owned by the City of New Orleans. The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB), an unattached board of the City of New Orleans, oversees the administration, operation, and maintenance of Armstrong
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport International. The Airport has 14 airlines providing service to 55 nonstop destinations, including six international destinations. A new world-class terminal complex is currently being constructed. The new North Terminal will be complete by February 2019. For more information, please visit www.flymsy.com.
About American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization for airport executives, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE's members represent nearly 875 airports and authorities, in addition to hundreds of companies and organizations that support airports. AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C. and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, meetings and conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.