Mission, Objectives and Structure


ACI advances the collective interests of, and acts as the voice of the world’s airports and the communities they serve, and promotes professional excellence in airport management and operations.

Objectives and Roles

  • Maximize the contributions of airports to maintaining and developing a safe, secure,
    environmentally compatible and efficient air transport system;
  • Achieve cooperation among all segments of the aviation industry and their stakeholders as well
    as with governments and international organizations;
  • Influence international and national legislation, rules, policies, standards and practices based
    on established policies representing airports’ interests and priorities;
  • Advance the development of the aviation system by enhancing public awareness of the economic
    and social importance of airport development;
  • Maximize cooperation and mutual assistance among airports;
  • Provide members with industry knowledge, advice and assistance, and foster professional
    excellence in airport management and operations;
  • Build ACI’s worldwide organizational capacity and resources to serve all members effectively and efficiently.


As of January 2018, provisional figures show that ACI serves 641 members operating 1953 airports in 176 countries. ACI is a non-profit organization whose prime purpose is to advance the interests of airports and to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations. According to preliminary statistics, in 2016, airports worldwide welcomed 7.7 billion arriving and departing passengers and handled 110 million metric tonnes of cargo and 92 million aircraft movements.

ACI World is based in Montreal, Canada and there are five geographical regions. To pursue work with regional governmental and non-governmental organizations, they are supported by specialized committees and task forces.

ACI Regional Offices and Locations