ACI Media Press Release Archives (2005)
Geneva, 30 June 2005 - Airport passenger traffic in May shows that the travel growth trend is still strong, whereas flat freight growth figures reflect a sluggish worldwide economy.
Geneva - In April 2005, passenger traffic rose by a moderate 4% worldwide relative to April 2004, with international passenger traffic rising 5 % and domestic 4%. Freight figures show a second month of growth after the negative results in February, with increases of 4.3% worldwide, 5.4% international and 2% domestic traffic.
Geneva - "Airports are the front-line service providers for passengers when they begin their travel and arrive at destination. Now that growth in our industry is back in a big way, we must ensure that our capacity is sufficient to avoid congestion and provide quality service to customers in the coming years" said ACI Director General Robert J. Aaronson, addressing airport representatives in Geneva.
Geneva – Customer service at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport starts before the traveler ever reaches the airport. With the new Airport Wayfinder virtual tour service, the passenger can learn all about the Montreal airport facilities with a visual tour before starting the actual journey.
Geneva, Switzerland - Monthly statistics released today by ACI in two reports PaxFlash and FreightFlash clearly indicate the steady traffic growth trend of 2004 and early 2005. Paul Behnke, ACI Director for Economics, calls the monthly figures "more evidence that the industry is sustaining its prolonged upturn."
Geneva, Switzerland - Record numbers of passengers were traveling in 2004 "good news for the industry after the disastrous effects of SARS in 2003. Atlanta International topped the 83 million mark, the highest passenger level in airport history. Indeed, all six ACI regions posted increases in terms of passenger, cargo and aircraft movements," reports Robert J. Aaronson, Director General of ACI.
Geneva, Switzerland - Three years after the introduction of .aero the number of active websites is rising steadily, with many new companies and industry associations choosing it as their domain of choice.
23 March 2005 - Geneva Hong Kong International Airport was named the "Best Airport Worldwide" in the 2004 AETRA survey followed by Seoul Incheon and Singapore Changi.
Geneva, Switzerland - Robert J. Aaronson, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI), urged aviation industry colleagues to strengthen their collective resolve in addressing environmental protection objectives.
Vienna, Austria - Robert J. Aaronson, Director General of Airports Council International, has unveiled ACI's most recent forecasts which show global airport passenger growth at over 4 percent per year through 2020 to some 7 billion persons, and freight forecasts of 5.1 percent per year, hitting some 170 million tons in 2020.