ACI Media Press Release Archives (2011)
Dear ACI members and colleagues,
I call to your immediate attention the announcement of a new venue for the joint ACI World and ACI Africa Region Annual General Assembly. Given the political situation in Egypt, Cairo International Airport and ACI agreed that it would be best to reschedule the annual event in Egypt to a later date. The Moroccan Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA) has graciously offered to host the event this year and helped us to secure the fabulous conference and exhibition centre at the Palais des Congrés de la Palmeraie near Marrakech, Morocco from 31 October to 2 November 2011. Secluded and self-contained, this private site is only about 10 kilometres from Marrakech, a bonus for those who wish to visit the city and the area.
Montreal, 25 May 2011 – ACI World Director General Angela Gittens, speaking this week at the ICAO Global Runway Safety Symposium in Montreal, announced a new global safety programme called Airport Excellence in Safety(APEX) designed to help airports worldwide to identify and address safety vulnerabilities.
Montreal, 24 May 2011 – ACI World actively supports initiatives to promote ‘next generation’ security screening and checkpoint measures, as confirmed by ACI World Director Security and Facilitation Craig Bradbrook speaking at the International Aviation Security Conference in Hong Kong last week.
Montréal, 09 May 2011; – The Director General ACI World Angela Gittens was invited to speak to ICAO Council members concerning the economic challenges of the global airport industry last week. She states, “We were pleased to have this opportunity to raise some key issues with the Council. Following on the heels of the official opening of the new ACI World headquarters in Montreal, it is an excellent start for our objective to establish a better flow of information between ACI and the State delegations at ICAO and more interaction with the ICAO Secretariat. We want to ensure a better understanding of the airport industry as we work together for the benefit of passengers and shippers.”
Geneva, 04 May 2011 – At the official opening of the new ACI World headquarters in Montréal this week, Director General Angela Gittens announced global traffic results for March. As anticipated, the impact of natural disasters and a sharp drop in North Africa traffic (-18%) due to political events dampened overall results, which rose by just 2% globally compared to March 2010. For the first quarter 2011, global traffic rose by 4% compared to first quarter 2010.
ACI World has been actively involved in monitoring the aviation travel situation to and from Japan since the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Delhi, 11 April 2011– Passenger satisfaction has been in the limelight for Airports Council International (ACI) this past week. Meeting in India – one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world – the ACI World Governing Board directed that the passenger’s interest will be a major focus of its future work.
Montreal, 31 March 2011 – Global passenger traffic at airports grew by almost 4 percent in February, with international up by 4.5 and domestic by 3.4 percent. Freight volumes stagnated for the month reflecting a decrease of 3.3 percent in domestic freight traffic.
Montreal, 15 March 2011 – ACI preliminary traffic results, based on reports from over 900 airports worldwide, indicate that global passenger traffic grew at a better than expected rate of 6.3 percent and cargo rose strongly by 15.2 percent, as compared to 2009. Aircraft movements remained stable at just under 1 percent.
Montreal, 7 March 2011 – Airports Council International (ACI) and Bucharest Airports National Company (CNAB) are pleased to announce the opening of a new ACI Training Centre, making Bucharest the 12th ACI global training centre in the world and adding a strategic location with added training opportunities closer to home for many airport staff in Eastern Europe.