Media releases

Governments must coordinate and implement evidence-based travel measures

ACI World joins the call for coordinated travel measures Montreal, 9 December 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has expressed its frustration that calls to governments for coordination and collaboration for the safe resumption of travel continue to go unheeded. With public health as the priority, ACI World is urging governments to greatly improve…

Statement regarding travel restrictions in response to Omicron COVID-19 variant

ACI World calls upon governments to implement pragmatic and risk-based measures based on science Montreal, 29 November 2021 – In response to flight and travel restrictions by certain countries to/from southern African countries due to the B.1.1.529 variant of COVID-19, ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira gave the following comments: “While public health remains the utmost…

ACI World renews its commitment to the sustainable development of the aviation ecosystem at 31st WAGA

Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) announced as the 2022 ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition host Cancun, 25 November 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has renewed its commitment to the sustainability of the aviation ecosystem and called on international and national regulators to support the airport industry in achieving its collective social, environmental,…

ACI Global Traveller Survey shows passengers remain positive towards air travel

Findings reveal a more considered and informed perception of flying during the recovery Cancun, 24 November 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published the second edition of the ASQ Global Traveller Survey which confirms that travellers remain highly positive with regards to their willingness to travel by air. The 2021 findings were launched…

ACI World Annual General Assembly approves new Chair, Vice Chair, and Resolutions

Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni and Candace S. McGraw to lead ACI World Governing Board Cancun, 24 November 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World’s Annual General Assembly has approved its new World Governing Board Chair and Vice Chair at its meeting on 24 November in Cancun, Mexico. Sheik Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, CEO of Oman…

Winners of Amadeus and ACI World Technology Innovation Awards announced

Inaugural edition of awards celebrates technology innovation as the industry rebuilds Cancun, 23 November 2021 –  During the Airports Council International (ACI) LAC/World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition today, ACI World and Amadeus have announced the winners of the Amadeus and ACI World Technology Innovation Awards, showcasing industry-leading technology initiatives and leadership by airports.  With this first edition of…

Advisory Bulletins

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…

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…

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