African airports determined to safeguard and secure the interests of the traveling public

Collective action and collaboration are vital to ensuring a continued enhancement of global safety and security measures Abidjan, 15 October 2018 – Airports Council International (ACI) World Director General Angela Gittens delivered today a keynote address at the opening of the 27th ACI Africa Annual General Assembly, Regional Conference and Exhibition calling on aviation regulators and airports in Africa to realistically assess challenges together and … Read more about African airports determined to safeguard and secure the interests of the traveling public

New ACI policy brief stresses importance of airport resilience and encourages airports to develop climate change adaptation plans

Geneva, 3 October 2018 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published a policy brief to encourage airports to conduct risk assessments, consider various adaptation measures, and develop mitigation measures for the potential impact of climate change on infrastructure and operations. The Airports’ Resilience and Adaptation to a Changing Climate policy brief has been produced to support airport operators and help them better understand … Read more about New ACI policy brief stresses importance of airport resilience and encourages airports to develop climate change adaptation plans

Air transport supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in economic activity

Geneva, 2 October 2018 – The global air transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity, according to new research released today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). The report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders, explores the fundamental role civil aviation plays for today’s society and addresses the economic, social and environmental impacts of this global industry. Launching the report … Read more about Air transport supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in economic activity

Passenger traffic growth continues but cargo momentum slows amid global uncertainty and increased protectionism

Montreal, 1 October 2018 – Airports Council International (ACI) World reported a 7.2% increase in global passenger traffic in June on a year-over-year basis. While the year-to-date growth of 6.6% represented a slight slowdown from a particularly strong first quarter in 2018, the figure was still in line with 2017’s robust growth rate, which had also stood at close to 7% at the same time. … Read more about Passenger traffic growth continues but cargo momentum slows amid global uncertainty and increased protectionism

ACI signs Memorandum of Understanding with Aerocivil to promote airport excellence in Colombia

Punta del Este, Uruguay, 26 September 2018 – Airports Council International (ACI) World and Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronautica Civil de Colombia (“Aerocivil”) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see enhanced cooperation on vital airport programmes and initiatives, including airport safety and security reviews, customer experience solutions and training, to promote operational excellence at the country’s government-owned airports. The agreement will also … Read more about ACI signs Memorandum of Understanding with Aerocivil to promote airport excellence in Colombia

ACI World publishes annual World Airport Traffic Report

Passenger and cargo growth show remarkable resilience in the face of ongoing global trade and political tensions Montreal, 20 September 2018 – Airports Council International (ACI) World today published the 2018 edition of its Annual World Airport Traffic Report (WATR) which found that global passenger and cargo growth remained resilient and robust in the face of threats from trade and political tension around the world. … Read more about ACI World publishes annual World Airport Traffic Report

Privatization has proven successful in developing airport infrastructure to cope with traffic growth

Appropriate and proportionate oversight can facilitate private investment in capacity and service improvement Fortaleza, 18 September 2018 – At the 2018 World Aviation Forum, in Fortaleza, Brazil, Airports Council International (ACI) World, today called on governments and regulators to facilitate appropriate private investment in airports since it has proven to help deliver strong traffic growth, significant increase in capital expenditure, and improvement in service quality … Read more about Privatization has proven successful in developing airport infrastructure to cope with traffic growth

Soaring through the glass ceiling: Five Aviation/Aerospace stakeholders launch global study on women in leadership

September 13, 2018 – Five stakeholder organizations in the aviation and aerospace industry will launch a global study – “Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling” – to identify and promote means by which the aviation and aerospace industry can more effectively recruit and advance women into leadership roles.   The study is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2019. Women have made great strides in many … Read more about Soaring through the glass ceiling: Five Aviation/Aerospace stakeholders launch global study on women in leadership