ACI Media Releases

Global passenger traffic jumps up by 6%; air freight volumes on pace with overall growth trend for October - Dec 11, 2014

Montréal, 11 December 2014 – For the period of January to October 2014, accumulated passenger traffic grew by 4.9% on a year-to-date basis. For the month of October alone, passenger numbers grew by 6% year over year. Airports also reported an increase of 6.3% in international passenger traffic; domestic passenger traffic increased by 5.8% as compared to October 2013.  

ACI World congratulates ICAO on 70 years of service to the aviation industry - Dec 08, 2014

8 December 2014 (Chicago)– Airports Council International (ACI) World, along with representatives from the International Air Transportation Association, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations and representatives from other aviation stakeholders and government agencies, took part today in an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the signing of the Chicago Convention.

ACI World receives Centennial Air Transport Award from Hermes Air Transport Club - Dec 08, 2014

8 December 2014 (Geneva/Montreal)– Airports Council International (ACI) World has been presented the Centennial Air Transport Award from Hermes Air Transport Club for its significant contribution to the aviation industry over the last 23 years. ACI World Director General Angela Gittens accepted the award on behalf of the organization at a ceremony held on the evening of Saturday, 6 December at ICAO Headquarters in Montreal.

ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation programme reaches global status: Underscores airports’ commitment to taking a leading role in ensuring the sustainability of the aviation industry - Nov 13, 2014

14 November 2014 – Airports Council International – Latin America & Caribbean (ACI-LAC) announced this week the regional launch of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme at their 23rd Annual Assembly, Conference and Exhibition. The programme now has global scope and will provide significant benefits to airports worldwide.

Global passenger traffic grows by 4.7% by the end of the 3rd quarter; air freight volumes post robust increases for September - Nov 11, 2014

Montréal, 11 November 2014– For the period from January to September 2014, passenger traffic grew by 4.7% on a year-to-date basis. Passenger numbers also grew by almost 5% year-over-year for the month September. Airports reported an increase of 5.1% in international passenger traffic; domestic passenger traffic increased by 4.9% as compared to September 2013.

Statement from the Travel and Transport Task Force on Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa - Nov 11, 2014

11 November 2014 – Leading international organizations and associations from the transport, trade and tourism sector stand firmly with the World Health Organization (WHO) against general bans on travel and trade, as well as restrictions that include general quarantine of travellers from Ebola-affected countries.

Michael Rossell appointed Deputy Director General at ACI World - Nov 07, 2014

7 November 2014 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has appointed Michael Rossell as its new Deputy Director General. Formerly Director of ICAO Relations with ACI World he will continue to promote the interests of the world’s airports at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and with international partners, and will take on additional corporate responsibilities within ACI.

Qantas and Melbourne Airport join with IATA and ACI to pilot Smart Security - Oct 29, 2014

29 October 2014 (Geneva/Montreal)- Australia’s Melbourne Airport, Qantas Airways, Airports Council International (ACI), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed an agreement to work together to develop a Smart Security pilot program for delivery at Melbourne Airport in 2015.

ACI World Governing Board discusses Ebola outbreak at its meeting in Durban - Oct 16, 2014

16 October 2014 – The Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board met this past Sunday, 12 October in Durban during the 23rd Annual ACI Africa Assembly, Conference and Exhibition and discussed how best ACI can assist airports in their response to the Ebola outbreak.

Strong summer for passenger traffic; air freight perseveres in August - Oct 09, 2014

Montréal, 9 October 2014 – Passenger traffic for the month of August increased by 5.3%. This was slightly above the twelve month growth trend of 4.7%. Airports also reported an increase of 6.7% in international passenger traffic, while domestic passenger traffic increased by 4% as compared to August 2013.