Mission, Objectives and Structure
ACI advances the collective interests of, and acts as the voice of the world’s airports and the communities they serve, and promotes professional excellence in airport management and operations.
Objectives and Roles
- Maximize the contributions of airports to maintaining and developing a safe, secure,
environmentally compatible and efficient air transport system;
- Achieve cooperation among all segments of the aviation industry and their stakeholders as well
as with governments and international organizations;
- Influence international and national legislation, rules, policies, standards and practices based
on established policies representing airports’ interests and priorities;
- Advance the development of the aviation system by enhancing public awareness of the economic
and social importance of airport development;
- Maximize cooperation and mutual assistance among airports;
- Provide members with industry knowledge, advice and assistance, and foster professional
excellence in airport management and operations;
- Build ACI’s worldwide organizational capacity and resources to serve all members effectively
As of January 2014, ACI accounts for 591 regular members operating 1,861 airports in 177 countries. In 2013, airports worldwide welcomed 5.95 billion arriving and departing passengers and handled 93.6 million metric tonnes of cargo and 79.6 million movements. ACI is a non-profit organization whose prime purpose is to advance the interests of airports and to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations.
ACI World is based in Montreal, Canada and there are five geographical regions. To pursue work with regional governmental and non-governmental organizations, they are supported by specialized committees and task forces.
Regions and Office Locations