Media releases

ACI World congratulates new ICAO Secretary General Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar

Outgoing Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu thanked for her contribution Montreal, 25 February, 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World today extends its sincere congratulations to Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar of Colombia on his election as new Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Mr. Salazar has been elected at a crucial point…

ACI World launches Voice of the Customer recognition

Recognition for airports that prioritized listening to customers during the pandemic Montreal, 8 February 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed those airports that have continued to prioritize listening and engaging with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘The Voice of the Customer’ recognition is for airports which demonstrated significant efforts in gathering…

ACI World welcomes airport industry climate action amid COVID-19

334 airports globally actively addressing their carbon emissions in the programme Montreal, 5 February 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today welcomed the new Airport Carbon Accreditation Interim Report 2019-2020 which reveals the latest results of and developments in the global carbon standard for airports. The Report reveals robust participation growth across all…

ACI World Annual General Assembly provides milestone for industry recovery

Theme is Runway to Recovery: Reconnecting aviation for a sustainable future Montreal, 4 February 2021 – Global leaders from the aviation industry, governments and international organizations will come together in Argentina in November to explore the industry’s pathway to a sustained recovery from COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is now open for the ACI Latin America and…

Vaccines and tests together need to be used as a tool to guide recovery, ACI World Director General tells Davos Agenda

Comments were made during the Restoring Cross-Border Mobility panel Montreal, 28 January 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World Director General today told the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda that cooperation on global standards towards a global harmonization of processes will help promote industry recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Speaking on the Restoring Cross-Border Mobility…

Future of aviation is on the line as urgent support is needed, says ACI

Forecasts reveal potential recovery path but without assistance uncertainty persists Montreal, 27 January 2021 – New forecasts from Airports Council International (ACI) World show the path to recovery in 2021 will be slow and uncertain and, without government policy support and assistance, the industry continues to face collapse. ACI World’s most recent COVID-19 impact analysis…

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Advisory Bulletins

The trusted source for air travel demand updates

Montreal, 14 February 2024 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its first bi-annual air travel demand update of 2024, pulling data from over 2,600 airports across more than 180 countries and territories globally. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, global passenger volume was estimated to reach 10.5 billion passengers in 2023, or 119% of the…

Global passenger traffic expected to recover by 2024 and reach 9.4 billion passengers

Industry outlook for 2023–2024 Montreal, 27 September 2023 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its fourteenth quarterly assessment analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on airports, and the path to recovery. Passenger traffic forecast 2023–2024: key takeaways Chart 1: Projected global quarterly passenger traffic compared to the 2019 level (2020–2024,…

Common Use Self-Service (CUSS)

Transition to CUSS 2.0 Environment Montreal, 11 July 2023 – Common Use Self-Service (CUSS) kiosks enable multiple airlines to provide self-service options from a single machine. Passengers can use these kiosks for check-in, seat selection, and baggage tagging, resulting in less time spent in lines and more efficient terminal usage. This initiative aims to simplify,…

Long-term management of COVID-19 and building resilience for future public health emergencies in the aviation sector

Montreal, 20 June 2023 – ACI World would like to bring the ICAO State Letter entitled Long-term management of COVID-19 and building resilience for future public health emergencies in the aviation sector to your attention since it has very direct implications for all our airport members. ICAO routinely communicates with States on technical matters, but…

Strong northern hemisphere summer season expected amidst recession risks

Industry outlook for 2023 Montreal, 19 June 2023 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its thirteenth quarterly assessment analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on airports, and the path to recovery. Industry outlook and aviation Global economic growth faced significant challenges in 2022, with a slowdown to 3.2% due to…

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

Industry outlook for 2023 Montreal, 22 February 2023 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its twelfth quarterly assessment analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on airports, and the path to recovery. With the removal of travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers in 2022, there has been an upsurge…

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