Media releases

Restoring economic equilibrium: ACI calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports for the benefit of travellers and communities

Montreal, 11 January 2023 – Airports Council International (ACI) World today calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports as social and economic engines of communities worldwide and for the benefit of the travelling public.   The call to action supports the recent ACI World Resolution Restoring Economic Equilibrium that urges governments to…

Let’s not take two steps backwards: ACI World urges governments to take a coordinated and risk-based approach

Montreal, 5 January 2023 – Airports Council International (ACI) World today calls on governments globally to take a coordinated and risk-based approach when managing inbound travellers from China, following the implementation of travel restrictions by several countries. This follows recent statements published by ACI Asia-Pacific and ACI EUROPE on the matter. ACI World Director General…

Angela Gittens becomes global ambassador for flagship ACI-ICAO Airport Professional program

Appointment aims to further promote AMPAP as the premier global airport management accreditation Montreal, 13 December 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World, along with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), has today announced the appointment of Ms. Angela Gittens, former Director General of ACI World, as program ambassador for the renowned ACI-ICAO Airport Management…

Response to IATA comments on airport charges

All parts of the ecosystem must work together for the benefit of passengers and the communities we serve Montreal, 7 December 2022 – In response to statements made at the 2022 Global Media Day of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regarding airport charges, ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira gave the following comments: “By…

Istanbul Airport becomes world’s first to achieve airport accessibility accreditation

ACI Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation provides a continuous path of improvement for airports in accessibility Montreal, 29 November 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World announced that İGA Istanbul Airport has become the first airport in the world to be accredited under its new Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation program, a first-of-its kind program dedicated to airport accessibility. The accreditation program was…

Latest traveller market intelligence reveals highest intention to travel since beginning of the pandemic

New ASQ 2022 Global Traveller Survey provides key insights into the evolution of traveller sentiment and behaviour Montreal, 7 November 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published the annual ASQ Global Traveller Survey revealing the highest intention to travel by passengers since the beginning of the pandemic. For the third year, ACI…

Advisory Bulletins

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…

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…

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