ACI Media Press Release Archives (2006)
Geneva – ACI member airports participating in the monthly PaxFlash and FreightFlash report that worldwide results for December 2006 as compared to December 2005 confirm the trend for strong international traffic growth (8 percent), whereas domestic freight growth registered a decline of 2 percent. This significant sample of airports indicate that for the year both worldwide passenger and freight traffic have risen by 4 percent in 2006, with strong international traffic growth (6 percent) compensating for sluggish overall domestic traffic performance (2 percent for passenger; 1 percent for freight). Traffic results from the reporting group of over 840 airports will be available in March 2007.
Geneva – Worldwide passenger and freight traffic rose respectively by 4 percent and 5 percent in November 2006. Excellent international results contributed to this solid growth, with both international passenger and freight traffic increasing by nearly 7 percent as compared to November 2005. More moderate increases were reported for domestic passenger traffic (up 3 percent) and domestic freight (up 2 percent). Year-to-date results for the past eleven months indicate that traffic rose by 4 percent for passenger and freight traffic.
Geneva – International traffic provided a strong boost to overall passenger and freight traffic growth in October 2006, according to the airports participating in the ACI PaxFlash and FreightFlash.
CAPE TOWN – Airport executives from around the world have passed a resolution calling on governments to work together internationally to harmonise the restrictions on liquids in hand luggage, following the introduction of new measures by the European Union (EU) this week.
CAPE TOWN – Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) - Over 500 delegates from more than 80 countries are gathering in Cape Town for the Airports Council International (ACI) Africa Regional Conference and World Annual General Assembly. What is clearly the world’s premier airport event kicked off today, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Every year it brings together the CEOs, Board Members and Executives of the world’s airports as well as top representatives of all sectors of the air transport industry.
Geneva – ACI Director General Robert J Aaronson comments on September traffic results, “The latest reports from ACI member airports show that worldwide passenger traffic growth has slowed over the past three months, whereas international freight traffic is gaining momentum. Airport operators and World Business Partners will gather in Cape Town next week for the ACI World Annual General Assembly. We will examine the impact of recent events not only on the traffic trends but also on how airports do business. Security measures are directly affecting all aspects of our daily operations – passenger throughput, screening, baggage restrictions and airport revenues to name but a few. These challenges will require innovative solutions and excellent partnership across the industry if we are to ensure a quality travel experience.”
Geneva – ACI’s Paxflash report for June 2006 indicates that passenger traffic continued to rise with the world’s airports reporting a 4 percent increase as compared to June 2005. International passenger traffic rose by a robust 7 percent, whereas domestic growth was flat.
Geneva – ACI July traffic results confirm that worldwide passenger and freight traffic growth continues to contribute to the steady growth curve established in the first seven months of 2006 although at a slower pace (see Table 1). Worldwide passenger traffic in July rose by 2.6 percent as compared to July 2005, with 5 percent international traffic growth compensating for flat domestic growth.
Geneva – Director General of ACI Robert J Aaronson has announced new appointments to two key management positions in two of the ACI Regions*: “ACI is pleased to welcome Ms Maggie Kwok and Mr Mamoune Chakira to the ACI management team. Under their strong leadership, we expect to witness growing airport participation in each region and the introduction of innovative initiatives to serve our members. In a period of steadily growing traffic demand and air transport market expansion, they will have an exciting role in promoting ACI services and products that respond to their respective regional challenges and professional requirements.”
London – Speaking at the UK Aviation Club today, ACI Director General Robert J Aaronson addressed airport and airline relations in his presentation "Airports and Airlines: Partners not Adversaries". Aaronson replied to recent IATA allegations and inaccurate attacks on airports in the press worldwide, describing the complex nature of the airport business, which defies the simplistic generalisations IATA makes about the airports community.