Media releases

Final data released: Top 20 busiest airports confirmed

Full 2021 data reveals magnitude of industry recovery and confirms complete global air traffic ranking Montreal, 25 July 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published its annual World Airport Traffic Dataset, revealing the magnitude of the aviation industry’s recovery and confirming global air traffic rankings for the full year 2021. The World…

The time to act is now: ACI urges States to reach agreement on decarbonization goal ahead of ICAO meeting

Global goal essential for aviation to grow sustainably while continuing to deliver socio-economic benefits Montreal, 14 July 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World, ACI Africa, ACI Asia-Pacific, ACI EUROPE, ACI Latin America-Caribbean and ACI North America are jointly urging State representatives at the upcoming High-level Meeting organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)…

Positive and immediate impact on global air travel demand as restrictions relax

Uncertainties remain against the background of an uneven recovery Montreal, 28 June 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published its quarterly assessment analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on airports, revealing a positive and immediate impact on global air travel demand. The recent momentum created by the lifting of many health…

Back to facts on airport charges: response to statements at IATA AGM

Modernizing airport charges will benefit the travelling public Montreal, 21 June 2022 – In response to statements made at the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regarding airport charges, ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira gave the following comments: “Recent statements made by IATA do not reflect current…

New study launched on the integration of sustainable aviation fuels at airports

Study to support the decarbonization goals of the industry Montreal, 9 June 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) have today launched a first-of-its-kind study on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to support the decarbonization of the industry and contribute to building a viable future for aviation and communities worldwide….

New guidance to help airport retail business strategies and government policies adapt to industry changes

New resource will support long-term sustained recovery Montreal, 30 May 2022 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today launched a complimentary White Paper on airport retail to help airports adjust their non-aeronautical (commercial) business strategies to reflect the evolution of the sector and support their long-term sustained recovery. The Regulatory Threats and Opportunities in Airport…

Advisory Bulletins

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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