Media releases

Latest ACI data provides news insights on airports’ financial health during the first year of the pandemic

Data reinforces need to modernize global policy frameworks on airport charges Montreal, 18 May 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today launched its Airport Economics Report and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the financial year of 2020, providing the first in-depth global breakdown of airports’ financial activities during the first year of the…

ACI World and Amadeus open submissions to the second edition of the Technology Innovation Awards

Awards showcase industry-leading technology initiatives and leadership by airports Montreal, 9 May 2022  – Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus have today opened submissions for the second edition of the Technology Innovation Awards, celebrating the important role of technology innovations in shaping the evolution of airports and passenger experience. ACI airport members are encouraged to submit…

Top airports worldwide for customer experience inducted into ‘ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence’

Inductees to be celebrated at upcoming ACI Customer Experience Global Summit Montreal, 25 April 2022  – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today announced the 2021 inductees into the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence, recognizing airports that have consistently delivered exceptional customer experience in the opinion of travellers.  The honour is conferred to airports that have won multiple…

Airports anticipate and respond to financial market, customer, and community needs

New guidance on ESG reporting launched to position airports for future growth Montreal, 20 April 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today released a first of its kind guidance, the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Management Best Practice, to help airports define and strengthen their ESG reporting framework to position themselves for future growth. As airports…

The top 10 busiest airports in the world revealed

Initial data shows many previous busiest airports have now re-joined top ranks as recovery continues Note: Since issuance, figure for air cargo representing total metric tonnes at top 10 airports has been amended to 34.2 million and cargo figures for Taipei (TPE) have been updated. Montreal, 11 April 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World…

ACI World joins forces with EASA to enhance airport safety and certification in Latin America

Memorandum of Cooperation will bring greater cooperation aimed at airport safety and compliance Montreal, April 8, 2022 – ACI World and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) that will see the two organizations working together on various programs and initiatives to enhance airport safety and aerodrome certification,…

Advisory Bulletins

Airport disruptions caused by activism

Montreal, 14 March 2022 – In recent years, activism and protests have disrupted airport operations in different parts of the world. In light of the emerging risk to airports, this ACI Advisory Bulletin provides high-level global guidance to members on assessing the risks to their operations, preparing adequately, ensuring the continuity of their operations, and…

The impact of COVID-19 on the airport business—and the path to recovery

Delayed recovery, persisting financial challenges but renewed optimism and momentum Montreal, 24 February 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its ninth quarterly assessment analyzing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on the global airport business, and the path to recovery. It has been almost two years since the World…

Deployment of C-band 5G around airports

Montreal, 25 January 2022 – Over the past few weeks, considerable media attention has been focused on the associated disruptions to aircraft operations caused by the deployment of C-band 5G telecommunication services at airports in the United States. This Advisory Bulletin for ACI Members seeks to provide some background information and point to available resources…

The impact of COVID-19 on the airport business—and the path to recovery

Pandemic resurgence and increasing uncertainty are delaying recovery Montreal, 1 November 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its eighth quarterly assessment analyzing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on the global airport business, and the path to recovery. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global…

The impact of COVID-19 on the airport business and the path to recovery

Unprecedented impact in 2020, cautious optimism for 2021  Montreal, 14 July 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its seventh quarterly assessment analysing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on the global airport business, and the path to recovery. It has been more than fifteen months since the World Health…

The impact of COVID-19 on the airport business and the path to recovery

Montreal, 25 March 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its sixth assessment analyzing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on the global airport business, and the path to recovery. A year ago, on 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Since then,…

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