ACI Media Releases

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.

ACI releases new research paper analyzing the influence of customer service quality on airports’ non-aeronautical revenue - Aug 08, 2016

Montreal, 8 August 2016 – ACI World has launched its latest 2016 publication, “Does passenger satisfaction increase airport non-aeronautical revenue? A comprehensive assessment.This innovative research paper analyzes the influence of customer service quality on airports’ non-aeronautical revenue.

ACI announces 2016 Director General’s Airport Service Quality Roll of Excellence inductees - Aug 01, 2016

Montréal, 1 August – ACI is pleased to announce the 2016 inductees into the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence. The honour recognizes those airports which, in the opinion of the passengers who participated in ACI’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Surveys, have consistently delivered excellence in customer service.

Supporting jobs, economic growth and sustainable development through aviation: Air transport supports nearly 63 million jobs, $2.7 trillion in global GDP - Jul 19, 2016

New York, 19 July 2016 – Aviation is vital to the modern, globalised world, supporting millions of jobs and driving economic growth. But the benefits of connectivity must be protected with appropriate support from governments if the air transport sector is to fulfil its potential as a connector of people, trade and tourism and a driver of sustainable development. These are the conclusions drawn in a new report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders, launched today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) at the United Nations High Level Political Forum’s Sustainable Development Goal Business Day in New York.

Passenger traffic growth slowed in May; growth in air freight volumes remained in a lacklustre state - Jul 18, 2016

Montréal, 18 July 2016 – Global passenger traffic increased 4.6% in the month of May. The growth in passenger traffic was slightly below the past 12 month growth trend of 6%. Airports also reported an increase of 4.1% in international passenger traffic and an increase of 5.2% in domestic traffic. Accumulated total passenger traffic growth for the first five months of 2016 was a 5.9% year-over-year increase.

Erika Jacinto joins ACI World as Head of Events and Communications - Jul 14, 2016

Montreal, 14 July 2016 – ACI World has announced the appointment of Erika Jacinto as Head of Events and Communications. Erika has a wide portfolio of responsibilities including the development of the long term strategy for ACI World conferences and exhibitions, and ensuring that the voice of the world’s airports is heard loud and clear in the aviation community and beyond.

Airports Council International releases 2015 ACI World Airport Traffic Dataset - Jul 04, 2016

Montreal, 4 July 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) has announced the release of the 2015 ACI World Airport Traffic Dataset (Excel version).

ACI EUROPE press release: Statement following terrorist attack at Istanbul-Atatürk Airport - Jun 29, 2016

Brussels, 29 June 2016 – ACI EUROPE and the wider airport industry are shocked and saddened by the callous terror attack that took place at Istanbul-Atatürk airport last night. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends and with our airport colleagues at TAV Airports Holding and DHMI.

Airports Council International welcomes hybrid till system in India as a significant step toward meeting future demand for air travel - Jun 24, 2016

Montreal, 24 June 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) today welcomed the India’s National Civil Aviation Policy as a significant step forward in assuring that the country takes its rightful place in aviation as a driver of economic and social development. As an example, the proposed introduction of the hybrid till system will result in increased private investment in airports and enable the airport sector to play its role in facilitating growth in air travel. 

Moderate growth for passenger traffic in April; air freight volumes inch up slightly - Jun 15, 2016

Montréal, 15 June 2016 – According to the latest statistics from Airports Council International, global airport passenger traffic increased by 3.4% in April 2016, while international passenger traffic grew faster than the domestic segment (3.8% versus 3.3% respectively).