ACI Media Press Release Archives (2007)
GENEVA, 3 December 2007 – Passenger demand continues to increase in October 2007 with the world airports reporting a 6 percent increase compared to October 2006. International passenger traffic rose by eight percent while domestic traffic increased by four percent.Strong growth in Africa was lead by Egypt, Morocco and South Africa. In Latin America, a strong increase in international traffic was mainly driven by Mexico, Argentina and Peru. Brazil was particularly strong on domestic traffic. In North America more specifically, JFK Airport in New York is near the 50 million passengers per annum mark at the end of 2007, up over ten percent from last year while Newark and LaGuardia more or less stagnate.
GENEVA, 20 November 2007 – With over 500 delegates on hand at this year’s ACI World Annual Assembly, the merger of two of the fastest growing regions in airport traffic was completed and celebrated. The integrated Asia-Pacific region, which will be effective as of 1 January 2008, spans a vast geographical area – from the west coast of the US and Canada, to Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East – and is characterised by great linguistic and cultural diversity. Welcoming the culmination of the merger process launched in 2006, the President of the ACI Asia Pacific Region Max Moore-Wilton comments, “Such a large grouping within the family of ACI offers an immense opportunity for co-operation and exchange among airport members. It also presents a significant communication challenge for us in a region of such diversity and geographical dimension.”
GENEVA, 31 October 2007 – Over 450 executives from the world’s airports begin to gather in Buenos Aires this weekend ahead of the Airports Council International world annual assembly, 5 – 7 November. This year, the world assembly is being held in conjunction with the ACI Latin America and Caribbean annual regional conference. The conference is being hosted by Argentinean airport operator Aeropuertos Argentina 2000. An exhibition that runs alongside the conference showcases airport technologies. Airport CEOs, board members and senior managers are joined with other leaders from the aviation industry to discuss issues of importance for the industry.
The ACI membership is committed to the principles of sustainable development, which include finding the appropriate balance between the social, economic and environmental aspects of growth. We believe that we can indeed grow and respect limits. The question is how, and what are the best strategies for each of the aviation stakeholders to employ in meeting their environmental responsibilities.