ACI Media Releases

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport becomes the first airport in the US to contribute to the ACI-IATA Smart Security programme - Sep 27, 2016

Montréal, 27 September 2016 – A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today at the Airports Council International (ACI) North America/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition by and between ACI World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the City of Atlanta, the owner and operator of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The MoU will see ATL as the first airport in the United States to participate in the Smart Security project.

170 airports, including new carbon neutral airports in North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe - Sep 27, 2016

Montréal, 27 September 2016 – As all the actors in the air transport sector gather for the 39th ICAO Assembly in Montreal this week, aiming at agreeing on a Global Market Based Measure to address international airline emissions, the global airport industry is also meeting in Montreal – at this year’s ACI World & N-A Annual General Assembly. As is customary, Airports Council International released the annual results for the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme covering the period June 2015 to June 2016, to report on how the global airport industry° is delivering on its commitment to lower its own CO2 emissions, made in 2007*. 

The ACI-NA/World Annual General Assembly, pre-conference programme launches new 4.0 version of ACERT - Sep 26, 2016

Montréal, 26 September 2016 – The Airports Council International (ACI) North America (NA)/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition, this year celebrating the organization’s 25th Anniversary, and graciously hosted by Aéroports de Montréal, kicked off Friday with a well-attended pre-conference programme including sessions, workshops and meetings predominately on environmental and operational and technical affairs. To highlight the focus of the conference’s pre-programme, ACI has launched the new 4.0 version of the Airport Carbon and Emissions Reporting Tool (ACERT) with technical collaboration from Zurich Airport.

ACI has released the World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2016–2040, marking the beginning of the ACI-NA/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition - Sep 26, 2016

Montréal, 26 September 2016 – Airports Council International has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) 2016–2040, marking the beginning of the Airport Council International (ACI)-North America/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition, this year celebrating the organization’s 25th Anniversary, and graciously hosted by Aéroports de Montréal.

One week remains until the ACI-NA/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition, the year’s premier "by airports, for airports" event; ACI press conference to be held on first day of the event - Sep 19, 2016

Montréal, 19 September 2016 – The Airport Council International (ACI)-North America (NA)/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition, this year celebrating the organization’s 25th Anniversary, and graciously hosted by Aéroports de Montréal, is just days away. From 26–28 September, industry leaders from around the world will gather for an informative conference centered on charting the course for a safe, secure, sustainable and economically viable future for the world’s airports, and a leading-edge exhibition featuring the latest innovations from product and service providers.

Passenger traffic reported strong growth in July; air freight volumes remained sluggish - Sep 15, 2016

Montréal, 15 September 2016 – Global passenger traffic grew 5.4% in July 2016 and 5.8% in the first seven months of the year. Major commercial airports reported a robust increase of 7.4% in international passenger traffic and a modest 3.8% growth rate in domestic passenger traffic. Air freight markets were left behind with 1.9% growth in total freight during the month of July. An optimistic 3.9% growth in international freight was counterbalanced by a 2.7% decline in domestic air freight volumes.

Montréal, 15 September 2016– Global passenger traffic grew 5.4% in July 2016 and 5.8% in the first seven months of the year. Major commercial airports reported a robust increase of 7.4% in international passenger traffic and a modest 3.8% growth rate in domestic passenger traffic. Air freight markets were left behind with 1.9% growth in total freight during the month of July.An optimistic 3.9% growth in international freight was counterbalanced by a 2.7% decline in domestic air freight volumes.

The Trinity Forum kicks off in conjunction with the launch of Airports Council International World’s recent publication - Sep 12, 2016

Montreal, 12 September 2016 – The Trinity Forum, a tri-partite alliance of Airports Council International (ACI) World, ACI Asia-Pacific and The Moodie Davitt Report, kicked off today under the theme of “Adding value to the consumer journey in an onmi-channel age.” The event is generously hosted by GVK and Mumbai Airports International Limited.

ICAO to cooperate with ACI and IATA to host AVSEC World; Critical security challenges to top agenda - Sep 12, 2016

Montreal, 12 September 2016 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have joined forces to address evolving aviation security risks with integrated solutions.

Airports Council International releases 2015 World Airport Traffic Report: The busiest become busier; the year of the international hub airport - Sep 09, 2016

Montréal, 9 September 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) has released the 2015 ACI World Airport Traffic Report. With comprehensive data coverage for over 2,300 airports in 160 countries worldwide, ACI’s flagship publication remains the authoritative source and industry reference for the latest airport traffic data, rankings and trends on air transport demand. 

REVISED: Passenger traffic reported solid gains amidst global economic and political uncertainties; growth in air freight volumes remained sluggish for the first half of 2016 - Aug 24, 2016

Montréal, 24 August 2016 – Global passenger traffic grew 4.5% in June 2016 and 5.6% for the first half of the year. Even though airports reported an increase of 4.0% in international passenger traffic and an increase of 5.1% in domestic traffic in June 2016, international passenger traffic grew faster than the domestic component during the first six months of 2016 (6.0% versus 5.4%). The lower than expected growth rates during June 2016 in international traffic in Europe and the slowdown in the Middle East testified to the fragile and uncertain economic conditions, political instability and passenger sensitivity to the wave of terrorist attacks. These events weighed on travel confidence and air transport demand.