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28th ACI World Annual General Assembly passes six Resolutions to support world airport’s priorities and interests

28th ACI World Annual General Assembly passes six Resolutions  to support world airport’s priorities and interests

Resolutions address global airport issues including cyber security, infrastructure, adaptation to climate change, and safety

Montreal, 22 June 2018– The 28th Airport Council International (ACI) World Annual General Assembly (WAGA) held on 20 June in Brussels, Belgium, approved Resolutions committing ACI to maximizing the contributions of airports to maintaining and developing a safe, secure, environmentally sustainable, and customer-centric aviation system worldwide.

The WAGA unanimously approved the six Resolutions:

“Our Assembly Resolutions advance ACI’s initiatives by setting out its aims and objectives on subjects of immediate concern to the world’s airport industry,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. “Our members were proactive in telling us their interests and sharing their concerns. This year’s Resolutions put a particular focus on evolving and emerging threats that could become impediments to the airport industry meeting the ever-increasing air service demand.

“As the voice of the world’s airports, ACI World is the only organization that can bring together airports, large and small, from all regions to agree strong measures to address the issues that affect us all,” said Bongani Maseko, Chair, ACI World. “I would like to thank ACI Member airports for their collective response and commitment to act on these pressing issues and I pledge airports to continue to approach our common industry concerns in the future in a collaborative and transparent manner,” he added.

The 28th ACI EUROPE/World Annual General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition held in Brussels, Belgium, 18-20 June 2018, saw a record breaking attendance. Hosted by Brussels Airport Company, the event attracted over 800 delegates from 70 countries.

Notes for editors

1.Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring the global air transport system is safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2018, provisional figures show that ACI serves 641 members operating 1,953 airports in 176 countries.

2. View the 2018 Resolutions

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