Media releases

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…

ACI advocates for seamless integration of Advanced Air Mobility and launches new resource for drone risk mitigation

New resources seek to promote safe and secure airport operations, now and in the future Montreal, 25 May 2022  – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today launched its first policy brief on advanced air mobility (AAM), advocating for a seamless integration of these new entrants into airports, alongside a knowledge centre on drone risk mitigation to promote…

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…

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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