Leadership and Staff


Patrick Lucas

Vice President, Economics

Office: Montreal

Patrick Lucas joined ACI in April 2011. He was appointed to the position of Vice, Economics in 2019 after serving as Head of the Airport Business Analytics Unit within the ACI Economics Department. An economist by profession, Patrick has over 20 years of experience in analytic positions with progressive responsibility. He leads ACI’s policy positions related to economic regulation and charges, privatization, taxation, commercial activities, infrastructure management, and airport slots. He is responsible for ACI’s major flagship publications – The World Airport Traffic Report and the Airport Economics Report. He also oversees the production of ACI’s World Airport Traffic Forecasts and Airport Economics Key Performance Indicators. Lastly, Patrick delivers various courses on Airport Economics as a member of ACI’s Global Training Faculty.

Prior to joining ACI, Patrick worked for a United Nations statistical office where he contributed to major global reports aimed at analyzing economic and social progress based on internationally comparative data. In this role, he was also responsible for devising indicators to monitor global development targets, survey planning and design, training and methodological standardization across Member States.

Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a master’s degree in economics from Concordia University.