Media releases

Final data released: Top 20 busiest airports confirmed

Full 2021 data reveals magnitude of industry recovery and confirms complete global air traffic ranking Montreal, 25 July 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published its annual World Airport Traffic Dataset, revealing the magnitude of the aviation industry’s recovery and confirming global air traffic rankings for the full year 2021. The World…

The time to act is now: ACI urges States to reach agreement on decarbonization goal ahead of ICAO meeting

Global goal essential for aviation to grow sustainably while continuing to deliver socio-economic benefits Montreal, 14 July 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World, ACI Africa, ACI Asia-Pacific, ACI EUROPE, ACI Latin America-Caribbean and ACI North America are jointly urging State representatives at the upcoming High-level Meeting organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)…

Positive and immediate impact on global air travel demand as restrictions relax

Uncertainties remain against the background of an uneven recovery Montreal, 28 June 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published its quarterly assessment analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on airports, revealing a positive and immediate impact on global air travel demand. The recent momentum created by the lifting of many health…

Back to facts on airport charges: response to statements at IATA AGM

Modernizing airport charges will benefit the travelling public Montreal, 21 June 2022 – In response to statements made at the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regarding airport charges, ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira gave the following comments: “Recent statements made by IATA do not reflect current…

New study launched on the integration of sustainable aviation fuels at airports

Study to support the decarbonization goals of the industry Montreal, 9 June 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) have today launched a first-of-its-kind study on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to support the decarbonization of the industry and contribute to building a viable future for aviation and communities worldwide….

New guidance to help airport retail business strategies and government policies adapt to industry changes

New resource will support long-term sustained recovery Montreal, 30 May 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today launched a complimentary White Paper on airport retail to help airports adjust their non-aeronautical (commercial) business strategies to reflect the evolution of the sector and support their long-term sustained recovery. The Regulatory Threats and Opportunities in Airport…

Advisory Bulletins

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

Balancing the risks against the background of an uneven recovery Montreal, 28 June 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its tenth quarterly assessment analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on airports, and the path to recovery. Following more than two years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the…

Safety and security awareness and monitoring in the context of aviation worker shortages

Montreal, 22 June 2022 – The sudden variations in traffic generated by the lifting of measures and rapid recovery of demand have generated an unprecedented situation in terms of manpower for many airport operators. Concerns have been raised about the shortage of workers and high turnover rates in several parts of the world. These staff…

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…

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