Media releases

ACI World and International Transport Forum agree to enhanced cooperation

Arrangement will bring greater collaboration on important aviation policy topics Cancun, 23 November 2021 – At the Airports Council International (ACI) Latin America and Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition today, ACI World and the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD have exchanged Letters of Cooperation that will enable increased collaboration between the two…

31st ACI LAC/World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition kicks off in person

New policy brief on modernizing global policy frameworks on airport charges released Cancun, 23 November 2021 –  The 2021 Airports Council International (ACI) World/Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition, under the theme “Reconnecting Aviation for a Sustainable Future” has officially begun in Cancun, Mexico.  More than 300 aviation leaders from…

ACI World launches inaugural sustainability strategy report for airports worldwide

Guidance provides the first overview of material sustainability topics to help airports build their sustainability strategies Montreal, 16 November 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has launched a comprehensive report to help airport executives with their holistic sustainability strategy as they work towards aligning their local initiatives with common international topics and objectives The ACI World…

ACI’s World Airport Traffic Report reveals domestic traffic leading recovery

Top 10 busiest airports for passenger and cargo traffic confirmed Montreal, 9 November 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today released its 2021 World Airport Traffic Report (WATR), along with data showing the lasting impact of COVID-19 on air transport demand. According to the Report, the COVID-19 outbreak reduced the number of passengers…

Ongoing impact of COVID-19 weakens aviation recovery momentum

Gradual reopening of borders to vaccinated travellers brings renewed optimism Montreal, 1 November 2021 – New Airports Council International (ACI) World data shows that the lasting adverse impact of the COVID-19 crisis is forecast to remove an additional 5.2 billion passengers by the end of this year compared to the pre-COVID-19 forecast for 2021. Despite…

Aviation industry joins to welcome ICAO Ministerial Declaration

Shared commitment to the long-term resilience and sustainability of the aviation ecosystem Montreal, 25 October 2021 – ACI World has welcomed the adoption of a declaration by Ministerial participants of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) High-level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC) which supports the long-term resilience and sustainability of the aviation ecosystem. During the conference’s closing plenary…

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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