Media releases

Latest ACI data provides news insights on airports’ financial health during the first year of the pandemic

Data reinforces need to modernize global policy frameworks on airport charges Montreal, 18 May 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today launched its Airport Economics Report and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the financial year of 2020, providing the first in-depth global breakdown of airports’ financial activities during the first year of the…

ACI World and Amadeus open submissions to the second edition of the Technology Innovation Awards

Awards showcase industry-leading technology initiatives and leadership by airports Montreal, 9 May 2022  – Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus have today opened submissions for the second edition of the Technology Innovation Awards, celebrating the important role of technology innovations in shaping the evolution of airports and passenger experience. ACI airport members are encouraged to submit…

Top airports worldwide for customer experience inducted into ‘ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence’

Inductees to be celebrated at upcoming ACI Customer Experience Global Summit Montreal, 25 April 2022  – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today announced the 2021 inductees into the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence, recognizing airports that have consistently delivered exceptional customer experience in the opinion of travellers.  The honour is conferred to airports that have won multiple…

Airports anticipate and respond to financial market, customer, and community needs

New guidance on ESG reporting launched to position airports for future growth Montreal, 20 April 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today released a first of its kind guidance, the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Management Best Practice, to help airports define and strengthen their ESG reporting framework to position themselves for future growth. As airports…

The top 10 busiest airports in the world revealed

Initial data shows many previous busiest airports have now re-joined top ranks as recovery continues Note: Since issuance, figure for air cargo representing total metric tonnes at top 10 airports has been amended to 34.2 million and cargo figures for Taipei (TPE) have been updated. Montreal, 11 April 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World…

ACI World joins forces with EASA to enhance airport safety and certification in Latin America

Memorandum of Cooperation will bring greater cooperation aimed at airport safety and compliance Montreal, April 8, 2022 – ACI World and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) that will see the two organizations working together on various programs and initiatives to enhance airport safety and aerodrome certification,…

Advisory Bulletins

Key points on testing and quarantine

Montreal, 18 December 2020 – The lifting of travel restrictions and quarantine is a vital element for the restart of aviation. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has provided recommendations for action to States through the Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) and developed guidance on health matters using advice from aviation medical and health…

Airport preparedness for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Montreal, 10 December 2020 – The rapid development of Covid-19 vaccines by the global pharmaceutical industry is a positive indicator for a return to a somewhat normal state of being in 2021. The global distribution of these vaccines is likely to be one of the biggest logistical challenges ever faced by the transportation and logistics…

COVID-19 vaccine distribution and challenges for airport operators

Montreal, 3 December 2020 – The rapid development of Covid-19 vaccines by the global pharmaceutical industry is a positive indicator for a return to a somewhat normal state of being in 2021. The global distribution of these vaccines, however, is likely to be one of the biggest logistical challenges ever faced by the transportation and…

Economic impact assessment of COVID-19 on the airport business

Half of passenger traffic and more than half of revenues wiped out in 2020 Effective recovery requires coordinated approach led by international institutions Montreal, 5 May 2020 – The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a full-scale transportation crisis with the imposition of travel restrictions and suspension of flights in a global effort to contain…

Mitigating the risks created by overflow aircraft parking

Montreal, 24 April 2020 – Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, airlines have been obliged to ground and park most of their fleet. Airport operators are thus faced with the challenge of finding enough locations to support the temporary overflow parking of aircraft. This situation may lead to risks to infrastructure and safety, including: Damage…

Airside Safety and Operations under COVID-19

Montreal, 3 April 2020 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has created this bulletin based on a short survey of the members of the ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee. The survey included questions on the impact on airfield operations of the travel restrictions and reductions in traffic as a result of the COVID-19…

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