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

Airport Information Technology recommendations during COVID-19

Montreal, 30 March 2020 – As the world grapples with COVID-19, Airports Council International (ACI) World has gathered the following Information Technology (IT) practices which are being implemented by airports around the globe. In response to the rapid decline in traffic as a result of widespread travel restrictions and the health and safety implications of…

Security screening best practices during COVID-19

Montreal, 20 March 2020 – As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to unfold, Airports Council International (ACI) World has gathered the following best practices from airports and screening authorities to help protect screeners, passengers and staff while preserving aviation security objectives. Checkpoint management Prior to passengers or staff approaching screening points, hand sanitizers and disinfection…

The impact of COVID-19 on the airport business

ACI calls for strengthened cooperation between airports, airlines, and regulators Montreal, 10 March 2020 – The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is of considerable concern to the aviation industry and poses specific challenges for the airport business, in terms of traffic, revenues, connectivity and slot usage requirements. This advisory bulletin is addressed to ACI members and…

Transmission of Communicable Diseases

Montreal, 24 January 2020 – The recent coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is of considerable concern to the aviation industry. For airport operators, the main aims are to protect the health and welfare of travellers, staff and the public, and to reduce the opportunities for dissemination of communicable diseases. In the coming days and weeks, ACI…

Airport Preparedness – Drone related disruption to aircraft operations

Montreal, 25 January 2019 – The recent drone related disruption to aircraft operations in Europe and their impact on airport safety and operations have raised significant questions for airport operators around the world on how to handle such situations. ACI considers that the highest authority for enforcement activities and initiating anti- drone measures is the…

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