ACI Media Releases

Robust passenger traffic gains amidst economic and political uncertainty; air freight volumes surged over 8.0% in November - Jan 19, 2017

Montréal, 19 January 2017 – For the 11 months through November 2016, global passenger traffic at the world’s major airports rose 5.4% as compared to the previous year. For the month of November, global passenger traffic increased 5.6% year-over-year.

Robust passenger traffic gains of 5.1% in October; accelerated growth of 6.6% in air freight volumes - Dec 15, 2016

Montréal, 15 December 2016– With the slowdown of holiday travel and tourism in October, global passenger traffic at the world’s major airports rose 5.1% year-over-year while international and domestic traffic grew 6.1% and 4.4% respectively. These figures are below the twelve-month average trends of 5.7%, 6.2% and 5.3%.

Aviation stakeholders meet in India to ensure that airports are well positioned for sustainable growth - Dec 07, 2016

Montreal, 7 December 2015 – Aviation stakeholders meet in Goa, India this week for the Airports Council International’s (ACI’s) Investing in Airports conference – Creating the conditions to meet future demand.

Third Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forum of 2016 dedicated to the people behind the numbers - Dec 05, 2016

Montreal, 5 December 2016 – More than 120 delegates from 60 airports and 30 countries gathered in Naples, Italy   for the last Airports Council International (ACI) Airports Service Quality (ASQ) Forum of 2016. The event took place from 30 November to 2 December and was generously hosted by Naples International Airport, owned by GESAC s.p.a. Similar Forums took place place in Brisbane, Australia and Guayaquil, Ecuador with all three organized around the theme: “The people behind the numbers.”

Robust passenger traffic gains amidst economic and political uncertainty; air freight volumes surged in September - Nov 21, 2016

Montréal, 21 November 2016 – After the slowing down of growth in August, global airport passenger traffic increased 6.3% in September 2016. International passenger traffic grew faster than the domestic segment for the same period (+6.9% versus +5.9% respectively). Total passenger traffic grew 5.6% for the first nine months of 2016 as compared to the previous year.

Second 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forum dedicated to the people behind the numbers - Nov 08, 2016

Montreal, 8 November 2016 – the second Airports Council International ASQ Forum of 2016 took place in Guayaquil, Ecuador from 2 to 4 November. It was generously hosted by Autoridad Aeroportuaria de Guayaquil and TAGSA, which manages José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE). More than 80 delegates from 16 airports and 15 countries took part in the Forum organized around the theme: “The people behind the numbers.”

Airports Council International and the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute to offer Diploma in Airport Fire Services Management - Oct 27, 2016

Montréal, 24 October 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) and the Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) have signed an agreement for collaboration on the launch of a new emergency aviation training programme aimed at developing the next generation of airport professionals. The Diploma in Airport Fire Services Management (Dipl. AFSM) will be offered at FESTI.

Passenger traffic growth rate slowed to 3.6% in August; air freight volumes increased by 4.8% - Oct 21, 2016

Montréal, 24 October 2016 – Global airport passenger traffic lost momentum from a growth rate of 5.4% in July to 3.6% in August. International passenger traffic grew 4.0% while domestic passenger traffic slowed to 3.3%, the lowest growth rate since June 2014. Accumulated passenger traffic grew 5.2% from January to August 2016 as compared to the previous year.

Airports Council International announces the last call for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s 2017 Young Aviation Professionals Programme - Oct 11, 2016

Montréal, 12 October 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) announces the last call for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 2017 Young Aviation Professionals Programme (YAPP). The programme, managed under ICAO’s leadership, is a joint initiative with ACI and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Airports Council International and the International Civil Aviation Organization enhance cooperation on environmental related initiatives - Oct 04, 2016

Montréal, 6 October 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have signed a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) for providing a framework for enhanced cooperation regarding environmental related initiatives.