ACI Media Press Release Archives (2011)

October passenger growth at 2.3% as economic uncertainty keeps air freight on the sidelines - Dec 02, 2011

Montréal, 02 December 2011 – Global passenger traffic at airports grew by over 2 percent, year over year, in October 2011. Both international and domestic passenger growth remain in positive territory, at 3.3 percent and 1.5 percent respectively, despite the observed risks in global markets.

ACI World Releases Video Commemorating 20 Years of Service to the Airport Community - Dec 01, 2011

MONTREAL, 1 December 2011 – ACI World is pleased to announce the release of a video celebrating 20 years of service excellence to the airport community. The video features accolades from seven former ACI World chairmen commemorating the founding of ACI World, steadfast leadership and innovation in forming a single worldwide airport organization that today serves as the Voice of the World’s Airports.

ACI has Continued Focus on Airport Operational Excellence - Nov 16, 2011

Montreal, 16 NOVEMBER 2011 – At the ACI World 21st Annual General Assembly, members of Airports Council International unanimously passed three resolutions reiterating their intent to promote safe operations in a global regulatory environment.

Seoul Incheon and Hong Kong Airports Soar to New Heights in Customer Service: Inducted with Distinction into ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence - Nov 15, 2011

MONTREAL, 15 NOVEMBER 2011 – ACI World is pleased to announce that 14 airports have been inducted into the Director General’s Roll of Excellence during a ceremony at the November ACI World Annual General Assembly in Marrakech, Morocco on 1 November 2011.

Capacity Concerns Move Airports to Call for Airport Collaborative Decision Making - Nov 08, 2011

MONTREAL, 8 November 2011 – At the 21st Annual General Assembly for Airports Council International in Morocco, the world’s airports unanimously supported a resolution aimed at maximizing capacity and avoiding delays. Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) is a proven tool that can assist airports who are already capacity constrained, particularly by improving the overall efficiency of aircraft turn-round and the pre-departure sequencing process.

Buoyant passenger growth at 5% while freight slowdown persists through September - Nov 07, 2011

Montréal, 07 November 2011 – Despite the on-going fears of a global economic slowdown, overall passenger traffic remains unfettered with year-over-year growth reaching +4.8 percent in September. The positive growth is attributed to a buoyant rise in international travel where traffic has grown by +6.6 percent.

Airports Call for Urgent Action on European Union Emissions Trading Scheme - Nov 01, 2011

November 1, 2011 - Marrakech, Morocco – Yesterday at the ACI World 21st Annual General Assembly, members unanimously passed a resolution urging ICAO to intervene with regard to the proposed European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. Airports recognize the risk to trade conflict and are extremely concerned about the potential negative affects this would bring to international air transport.

New Leadership Elected at Annual General Assembly: Dr. Yiannis Paraschis Elected Chair and Fredrick Piccolo Vice-Chair - Nov 01, 2011

1 November 2011 –Marrakech, Morocco – Today at the 21st Annual General Assembly, Dr. Yiannis Paraschis, Chief Executive Officer of Athens International Airport was elected Chairman of the Airports Council International World Governing Board by a unanimous vote of the members.

Media Advisory: 21st World Annual General Assembly Press Conference - Oct 27, 2011

Marrakech, Morocco - ACI looks forward to welcoming media representatives at our World Annual General Assembly Press Conference on Wednesday 2 November 2011 in Marrakech, Morocco.
If you are not able to attend the press conference in person, we encourage you to join us via toll-free dial-in audio conference where you will able to listen in as our subject matter experts address topics that include safety, congestion and the environment.
You will also be provided with the opportunity to pose interview questions directly to Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World and Tony Tyler, Director General, IATA.

August passenger traffic expands by 3%, driven by international travel - Oct 06, 2011

Montréal, 06 October 2011 – In August 2011 2.9% more passengers passed through airports worldwide compared to a year earlier. International traffic grew by 4.3%, whereas domestic passengers increased moderately at 1.7%.