Media releases

Restoring economic equilibrium: ACI calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports for the benefit of travellers and communities

Montreal, 11 January 2023 – Airports Council International (ACI) World today calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports as social and economic engines of communities worldwide and for the benefit of the travelling public.   The call to action supports the recent ACI World Resolution Restoring Economic Equilibrium that urges governments to…

Let’s not take two steps backwards: ACI World urges governments to take a coordinated and risk-based approach

Montreal, 5 January 2023 – Airports Council International (ACI) World today calls on governments globally to take a coordinated and risk-based approach when managing inbound travellers from China, following the implementation of travel restrictions by several countries. This follows recent statements published by ACI Asia-Pacific and ACI EUROPE on the matter. ACI World Director General…

Angela Gittens becomes global ambassador for flagship ACI-ICAO Airport Professional program

Appointment aims to further promote AMPAP as the premier global airport management accreditation Montreal, 13 December 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World, along with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), has today announced the appointment of Ms. Angela Gittens, former Director General of ACI World, as program ambassador for the renowned ACI-ICAO Airport Management…

Response to IATA comments on airport charges

All parts of the ecosystem must work together for the benefit of passengers and the communities we serve Montreal, 7 December 2022 – In response to statements made at the 2022 Global Media Day of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regarding airport charges, ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira gave the following comments: “By…

Istanbul Airport becomes world’s first to achieve airport accessibility accreditation

ACI Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation provides a continuous path of improvement for airports in accessibility Montreal, 29 November 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World announced that İGA Istanbul Airport has become the first airport in the world to be accredited under its new Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation program, a first-of-its kind program dedicated to airport accessibility. The accreditation program was…

Latest traveller market intelligence reveals highest intention to travel since beginning of the pandemic

New ASQ 2022 Global Traveller Survey provides key insights into the evolution of traveller sentiment and behaviour Montreal, 7 November 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published the annual ASQ Global Traveller Survey revealing the highest intention to travel by passengers since the beginning of the pandemic. For the third year, ACI…

Advisory Bulletins

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

Strong demand for air travel amidst heightened macroeconomic risks Montreal, 6 October 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its eleventh quarterly assessment analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on airports, and the path to recovery. Despite strong headwinds, the industry is continuing to recover as more countries ease travel…

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…

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