Media releases

Airport Service Quality Award Winners and Director General’s Roll of Excellence Inductees Honoured at Gala Dinner

Istanbul, Turkey, 11 June 2013 – Today, Airports Council International (ACI) honoured recipients of its annual 2012 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards and inductees to ACI’s Director General’s Roll of Excellence during the ACI Europe and World Annual Congress & Exhibition 2013 Gala Dinner and ASQ Awards Ceremony at Ciragan Palace Kempinski. Director General’s Roll…

Airports Vote Yes: Empowering ACI to Act on Assembly Resolutions that will Further Advance the Airport Industry

Istanbul, Turkey, 11 June 2013 – At the 23rd ACI World General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey, the world’s airports unanimously supported the following resolutions that empower Angela Gittens, ACI World’s Director General, to begin work on the following key priorities. RESOLUTION No.1: AIRPORTS URGE ICAO, STATES AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY TO SUPPORT AND…

New Leadership Elected at Annual General Assembly: Fredrick J. Piccolo Elected Chair and Declan Collier Vice-Chair

Istanbul, Turkey, 10 June 2013 – – Today at the 23rdAnnual General Assembly, Fredrick J. Piccolo, President and CEO of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority was elected Chairman of the Airports Council International World Governing Board by a unanimous vote of the members. Additionally, Declan Collier, Chief Executive of London City Airport, was elected Vice-Chair….

Global Passenger Traffic Grows Modestly by 1.8% in April

MONTRÉAL, 7 June 2013 – Passenger traffic at airports increased modestly by +1.8% in April 2013. Airports also reported moderate increases of +2.4% in international passenger traffic and 1.3% in domestic passenger traffic compared to April 2012. Regional disparities persist with markets like the Middle East posting significant year-over-year gains at +10.2% in passenger traffic,…

Global passenger traffic posts strong performance in March with growth of 4.6%

MONTRÉAL, 10 April 2013 – The market for international travel remains buoyant for the month of March. The Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific all posted double digit gains in international passenger traffic of +16.4, +14.1 and +10.9 percent respectively. Although overall passenger traffic grew by +4.6 percent, domestic traffic showed signs of weakness for some…

ACI Releases its 2012 Airport Economics Report

The Report provides a comprehensive view of the industry’s 2011/2012 financial performance   MONTRÉAL, 23 April 2013 – ACI is pleased to announce the release of its 2012 ACI Airport Economics Report. In its 17th edition, the Report provides an invaluable measure of the airport industry’s 2011/2012 financial and economic performance based on an annual data…

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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