ACI Media Press Release Archives (2006)
Geneva – Traffic results for 2005, as reported to ACI by nearly 1100 airports worldwide, show that results were even stronger than the preliminary results announced in March. Passenger traffic was up by 6.5% over 2004 results, and cargo tonnage was up by 3%.
Singapore -The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation and ACI today officially announced the first major 5-day international airport event for Asia - Airport Development 2006. The Centre’s Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison, states “The objective of this new conference is to bring together global aviation stakeholders who are active in airport and ANS development. The event will focus on investment strategies for the rapidly emerging Asia Pacific, Middle East and Eastern European markets.”
Geneva – ACI PaxFlash data for April 2006 confirm that passenger traffic growth increased sharply, with an increase of 6.5 percent as compared to April 2005. International traffic was up 10.7 percent and domestic traffic 4 percent. For the past 12 months, the worldwide average increase was 4.8 percent whereas international traffic rose by 6.1 percent for the same period. The Middle East (up 19.9 percent year on year) and Europe (up 10.2%) showed the highest growth rates. Asia/Pacific also showed a healthy 8.3 percent increase in April.
Geneva – ACI PaxFlash data for March 2006 confirm that the passenger traffic growth trend remains stable, with an increase of 3.8 percent as compared to March 2005 and a rise of 4.5 percent for the first quarter of 2006. For the past 12 months, the worldwide average increase reached 4.9 percent whereas international traffic rose by 5.7 percent for the same period. The Middle East continues to demonstrate remarkably strong growth with a 16 percent increase as compared to March 2005.
Hong Kong – Airports Council International announced today that its two top-growing regions ACI-Asia and ACI-Pacific will merge, thus creating the largest geographical grouping in the organisation. The new entity will comprise 478 airports that span the Middle East, former CIS States, the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent, Northeast and Southeast Asia, Oceania, the Pacific Islands, Hawaii and will also include two key North American cities Vancouver and San Francisco. In 2005, these airports handled 980 million passengers, 28 million tonnes of cargo and 9 million aircraft movements.
Geneva - Robert J. Aaronson's speech.
Geneva – A recent survey by Airports Council International confirms the growing economic impact of airports as catalysts for economic growth and employment. Robert J Aaronson, Director General of ACI says: “A surge in passenger traffic and cargo volumes over the past two years created a substantial number of new jobs. Our ACI Economics Survey for 2005 confirmed that 4,500,000 persons were employed on airport sites worldwide.” The data are summarized in the table below.
Geneva – ACI PaxFlash and FreightFlash data for February 2006 as compared to February 2005 show a steady, if not spectacular, worldwide growth trend at 3.8% for passenger traffic and 2.6% for freight, as compared to 4.8 % and 2.5% growth comparisons in January 2006.
Geneva - "The world's airports served over 4 billion passengers last year," reports ACI Director General Robert J Aaronson. "This represents an annual growth of 6% for passenger traffic and 3% for cargo, which is good news for local and regional economies.
Geneva – ACI PaxFlash and FreightFlash data for January 2006 confirm the passenger and freight traffic growth trend reported at the end of 2005. The traffic growth percentages are based on total passengers departing, arriving and in direct transit at the airport, and the freight data include uploaded and downloaded freight tonnage.