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Passenger Traffic Continues on Upward Trajectory at 5% Growth Year over Year in August

Montréal, 05 October 2012 – All regions posted strong year-over-year gains in passenger traffic in August 2012 although a major source of the sustained expansion in passenger traffic continues to be primarily from emerging markets. Major Asian airports such as Jakarta (CGK), Bangkok (BKK) and Singapore (SIN) each experienced double digit gains of +25.7%, +11.4%,…

Airports Resolve to Safeguard the Interests of the Travelling Public

Montréal, Québec, CANADA, 24 September 2012 – At the 22nd ACI World General Assembly in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the world’s airports unanimously supported a resolution that empowers Angela Gittens, ACI World’s Director General, to begin: Developing and implementing a strategy to address these issues with regulators and other aviation partners; Working with ICAO to review…

Advising Governments Worldwide of the Economic and Business Challenges Faced by the Airport Industry

Montréal, Québec, CANADA, 19 September 2012 – At the 22nd ACI World General Assembly in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the world’s airports unanimously supported a resolution to: 1. Concentrate their efforts on educating regional, national and supra-national governments to support the development of airport infrastructure in order to ensure the sustainable social, economic and environmental development…

Airports Urge States and Other Stakeholders to Work Collaboratively through ICAO to Reach Agreement on Market Based Measures to Reduce Aviation’s Impact on the Environment

Montréal, Québec, CANADA, 18 September 2012 – At the 22nd ACI World General Assembly in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the world’s airports unanimously supported a resolution to urge states, all sectors of industry and other stakeholders to work collaboratively and provide their renewed commitment to work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to reach agreement…

Airports Council International (ACI) Officially Launches its APEX in Safety Programme

Calgary, Alberta (Canada), 10 September 2012 – Today, ACI officially launched its APEX in Safety programme during a well-attended ceremony at the 22nd ACI World/North America Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta. According to Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International, “In September 2011, ACI launched its APEX in Safety pilot programme….

Growth in passenger traffic slows to 2% year-over-year as air freight contracts in July

Montréal, 07 September 2012 – With many major international airports in Europe and North America reporting lacklustre figures in passenger traffic in July, overall growth in global passenger markets slowed to +2% year-over-year. Counterbalancing the slowdown in these markets is the continued strong demand in emerging markets. The major airports of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and…

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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