Media releases

Towards a Global Vision of Sustainable Air Transport

Montreal, 22 April 2012 – Angela Gittens, Airports Council International Director General, at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Transport Symposium, highlighted the need for airports to continue to grow if we are to cater to the needs of present and future generations. ICAO’s Air Transport Symposium was held in Montreal from 18 April-20…

ACI Holds Awards Ceremony in Singapore for its 2011 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Winners

Montreal, 24 May 2012 – Today, in Singapore at the 7th ACI Asia Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, Airports Council International (ACI) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on ACI’s Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme. Angela Gittens, ACI World, Director General, speaking from the 7th ACI Asia…

ACI Signs Memorandum of Understanding of APEX in Safety with Airports Authority of India

Montreal, 24 May 2012 – Today, in Singapore at the 7th ACI Asia Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, Airports Council International (ACI) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on ACI’s Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme. As part of the MOU, ACI will provide assistance to AAI to…

Strong Gains in Passenger Traffic

Montréal, 05 April 2012 – Impressive gains were observed in passenger traffic across regions of the world for February 2012 with growth reaching 7 percent year over year. The emerging markets of the Middle East, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia Pacific witnessed buoyant traffic growth with each region posting increases of 10.9, 10.2 and 7.7 percent…

Preliminary World Airport Traffic 2011

Montreal, 27 March 2012 – ACI preliminary traffic results, based on reports from over 900 airports worldwide, indicate that global passenger traffic grew at a rate of 4.9 percent while cargo was almost flat at -0.1%, as compared to 2010. Aircraft movements showed moderate growth at 2 percent. ACI World Director General Angela Gittens commented, “2011…

Airports Council International Helps Airport Executives Soar to Greater Heights

Montreal, 7 March 2012 – Airports Council International (ACI) is proud to celebrate six years of helping airport executives achieve professional and industry excellence with its Airport Executive Leadership Programme (AELP). Debuting in 2006 as a means of answering the airport industry’s need for an executive level leadership training programme, the AELP was born from…

Advisory Bulletins

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…

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…

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