ACI Media Releases

ACI World appoints David Whitely as new Director of Communications - Feb 22, 2018

Montreal, 22 February 2017 Airports Council International (ACI) World has today announced the appointment of former London Gatwick Airport senior leader David Whitely as its new Director of Communications.

High growth continues for passenger traffic and freight volumes in November; poised for a record 2017 - Feb 08, 2018

Montreal, 8 February 2018 – Airports Council International (ACI) World reported global passenger traffic up 7.5% in November on a year-over-year basis. This is above the already robust 6.5% year-over-year from January to November. After posting more moderate growth during October, November’s freight volumes rose substantially, reaching +7.8% on a year-over-year basis. Standing at +8.2% on a year- to-date basis and with only one month left in 2017, global freight figures are bound to reach record growth this year.

ACI World launches its first edition of the Managing Operations During Construction Handbook - Feb 05, 2018

Montreal, 5 February 2018 – Airports Council International (ACI) World announces the launch of the first Edition of the ACI Managing Operations During Construction (MODC) Handbook. The ACI Safety and Technical Standing Committee has drawn on the extensive experience and expertise of its members to develop the guidance. This indispensable resource brings together case studies and best practices in managing airport operations while construction projects are underway and references applicable International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices.

ACI World to provide a suite of airport quality services to Galapagos Ecological Airport (Aeropuerto Ecológico de Galápagos) - Jan 22, 2018

Montreal, 22 January 2017 – Mr. Jorge Rosillo, General Manager of Galapagos Ecological Airport, and Antoine Rostworowski, Deputy Director General of Programmes and Services at ACI World, have signed an agreement for Galapagos Airport to use the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Departures Survey and the ACI Employee Survey for Customer Experience (ECE). This agreement, the first in the region, will see enhanced cooperation between both organizations in the field of customer experience solutions and will provide the operators with the appropriate tools and information to better understand passengers’ views.

Global airport passenger traffic remained strong in October of 2017: Freight volume posted robust gains - Jan 11, 2018

Montreal, 11 January 2018 – Airports Council International (ACI) World reported global airport passenger traffic up 6.4% in October 2017 compared to October 2016, significantly higher than the September comparison figure of 5.1% growth. Similarly, passenger traffic grew 6.4% year-to-date as of October 2017.  Based on the trend, we can expect the global passenger market to achieve an annual growth rate of 6.5% in 2017, about the same rate as 2016.

ACI World releases the Airport Digital Transformation Best Practice at ACI Airport Exchange Conference and Exhibition in Muscat, Oman - Dec 07, 2017

Muscat, 7 December 2017 – Addressing over 1,000 delegates gathered for the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Exchange Conference and Exhibition in Muscat, Oman, Serge Yonke Nguewo, Senior Manager, Facilitation and IT, ACI World, announced the publication of the first ACI Airport Digital Transformation Best Practice document, produced in consultation with the ACI World Airport InformationTechnology Standing Committee.

Surge in freight volumes moderates in September; global passenger traffic continues to rise in spite of gulf coast hurricanes and blockade in Qatar - Nov 24, 2017

Montréal, 24 November 2017 – The global surge affecting freight volumes receded in September 2017, with year over year figures falling to 6.8%, down from 10.5% in August of the same year. Passenger traffic also slowed down slightly, dropping 1.6 percentage points from August to 5.1%. Following a particularly good summer period, year to date numbers for both markets remained high, at 8.4% and 6.5% respectively.

High praise from TSA Administrator, David P. Pekoske, for Smart Security - Nov 20, 2017

Montreal, 20 November 2017 – Addressing the aviation security community at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 26th AVSEC World conference in Abu Dhabi last week, TSA Administrator, David P. Pekoske, endorsed the joint Airports Council International (ACI)-IATA Smart Security programme, and applauded the work the industry was doing to “embrace and improve security effectiveness through innovative approaches.”

ACI releases the World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2017–2040, marking the beginning of the Trinity Forum - Nov 02, 2017

Bangkok, 2 November 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) 2017–2040, marking the beginning of The Trinity Forum, organized by ACI World, ACI Asia-Pacific and The Moodie Davitt Report, and this year taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 1–3 November 2017.

Robust passenger traffic growth; freight volumes reach 3-month peak with double-digit growth - Oct 27, 2017

Montréal, 27 October 2017 – Global passenger traffic increased 6.7% in August and 6.8% year to date. Global freight reached a 3-month peak during August, with a 10.5% global increase, bringing the year to date growth to 8.7%.