ACI Media Press Release Archives (2011)
MONTREAL, 6 October 2011 – ACI World is pleased to announce that this year’s 21st ACI World/Africa Annual General Assembly (WAGA 2011) will be held in Marrakech, Morocco from 31 October to 2 November 2011. Senior airport and aviation executive from around the globe will meet under the conference theme “Forward to Basics: How resilient is your business?”
MONTREAL, 8 September 2011 – ACI is pleased to announce the first pilot airport for its Airport Excellence in Safety programme (APEX in Safety). Lomé-Tokoin Airport in Togo volunteered to serve as the pilot airport and Genève Aéroport and the Moroccan National Office of Airports (ONDA) have generously volunteered to be the first ACI Safety Partners. Their safety experts, together with those from ACI World and Africa and staff from ICAO’s regional office for West and Central Africa, are on site this week in Togo to conduct the APEX peer review. According to Mr Guendouz Chief Executive Officer ONDA, “Being an integral part of this process that will permit the improvement of safety in airports is a source of pride for the Moroccan National Office of Airports, and totally in line with our strategy of international development”.
Montréal, 06 September 2011 – Worldwide passenger traffic grew significantly in July, posting a 5 percent gain over July of 2010. International passengers were up 6.7 percent and domestic passengers increased 3.5 percent. All regions showed positive growth except Africa, which saw a 7.1 percent decline. Tourist destinations across North Africa showed double-digit declines, as civil unrest continued to depress traffic.
Montréal, 30 August 2011 – ACI World is pleased to announce the launch of the Director General’s Roll of Excellence which recognizes airports that have ranked among the top five in Airport Service Quality (ASQ) for five consecutive years.
ACI World will welcome 14 airports to the Director General’s Roll of Excellence during a ceremony at the November ACI World Annual General Assembly in Marrakech, Morocco. Among these airports, Seoul Incheon and Hong Kong have not only ranked in the top five in as many years, but they have also ranked top five in the same performance categories and deserve special recognition:
Montréal, 04 August 2011 – Worldwide passenger traffic grew significantly in June, up nearly 5 percent worldwide over June of 2010. International traffic saw a 6.2 percent increase and domestic traffic was up 3.6%. Only the Africa region saw a decline, largely due to civil unrest in several major North African markets. Commenting on the trends, Andreas Schimm, Director of Economics at ACI World noted: “June results are very robust closing off an excellent second quarter against the background of numerous challenges. Passenger traffic growth was firmly supported by higher demand in Europe pointing to a positive summer holiday season while results in Latin America/Caribbean remained strong despite many flight cancellations due to the volcanic eruption in Chile. Other airports in the southern hemisphere in South Africa and Australia also suffered from the ash cloud causing some traffic declines there. All in all, passenger demand seems very healthy and resilient defying a somewhat shaky and erratic post recovery period in key national economies”.
Montreal, 1 August 2011 – Director General of ACI World, Angela Gittens today announced the publication of ACI’s World Annual Traffic Report for 2010. “This annual Report is ACI’s flagship publication, a unique and comprehensive industry reference presenting data from over 1,300 airports in 157 countries. The Report for 2010 documents a strong rebound from the two-year industry slump. Global passenger traffic rose by 6.6 per cent, topping the 5 billion passenger mark for the first time. Cargo volumes also hit a record, surging past 91 million tonnes with 15.3 per cent growth. Once again, our industry has shown its resiliency in recovering from a downturn and resuming its historical trajectory of impressive growth.”
Montréal, 14 July 2011 – Airports Council International is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rafael Echevarne as Director of Economics and Programme Development at ACI World Headquarters in Montreal, Canada. He will take up his post in September 2011.
Montréal, 05 July 2011 –Worldwide passenger traffic grew significantly in May. Total passenger numbers were up worldwide 6.6 per cent propelled by strong international demand across all regions with the exception of Africa (-16.5%), where key markets such as Egypt continue to feel the impact of the uprisings in several North African countries.
MONTREAL, 08 June 2011 — Airports Council International (ACI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl Marcell as Director Communications and Events at ACI World Headquarters in Montreal, Canada. She will join the organization as of 1 August 2011. She currently works for the Sacramento County Airport System, in California, USA, where she has served as Deputy Director for Marketing and Public Relations since 2000. In this role she has been responsible for air service development, legislative activity, media relations, public relations, public art program and all marketing projects for the four airports in the Airport System. Under Marcell’s leadership, the airport system has won several local media and communication awards and is widely recognized as an economic engine and a valuable regional marketing partner.
Montréal, 03 June 2011 – Worldwide passenger traffic grew markedly in April propelled by a vigorous increase in international traffic in Europe. The 11 percent surge comes one year after the Icelandic ash cloud paralyzed wide parts of European aviation, shutting down air space and airports over several days.