ACI Media Releases

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.

ACI and the International Aviation Womens Association sign affiliation agreement: areas of cooperation include education, training and enhanced job search capabilities - Sep 23, 2014

Montréal, 23 September 2014 – Airports Council International (ACI) is proud to join forces with the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) as part of an affiliation announced earlier this year. The official signing of the affiliation agreement took place today at United Airlines’ offices in Chicago.

ACI releases 2013 World Airport Traffic Report: Airport passenger traffic still going strong; air cargo inches along after third year of weak growth - Sep 16, 2014

Montréal, 17 September 2014 – Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report. With comprehensive data coverage for almost 2,000 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.

Continued growth for July passenger traffic; air freight out of the woods - Sep 11, 2014

Montréal, 11 September 2014 – One of the busiest months of the year for global travel saw passenger traffic rise by 4.3% over the previous year. This continues to be on par with the average 12-month growth trend of 4.5%. International travel, in particular, is acting as the main catalyst for this strong growth since international passenger traffic rose by 4.8%. Domestic passenger markets moved up by 3.9% for the month.

ACI World announces new 2015 opportunities for Young Aviation Professionals: ACI, in cooperation with ICAO and IATA, helps develop the next generation of airport professionals - Sep 09, 2014

9 September 2014 – Airports Council International (ACI), in cooperation with The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), is inviting applications for the second round of the Young Aviation Professionals Programme.

ACI North America adopts carbon management programme: continued success of ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme bodes well for industry at large ahead of UN Climate Summit - Sep 08, 2014

8 September 2014 – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) yesterday announced the launch of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme in North America at its 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia. At the same time, ACI-NA also announced that Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has become the very first airport in North America to achieve accreditation. Airport Carbon Accreditation—pioneered by ACI EUROPE in 2009 and since implemented to great effect at airports in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa—independently assesses and recognizes airports’ efforts to measure, manage and reduce their CO2 emissions.

Building a bright future for India’s aviation sector - Aug 27, 2014

28 August 2014 – Airports Council International (ACI) World Director General Angela Gittens met earlier this week with senior Indian aviation officials in New Delhi to discuss the future of aviation in the country. With a population of over a billion people and a growing middle class now just beginning to discover air travel, India last year enjoyed traffic growth of 6.2% compared to the previous year. This growth is expected to continue, and the Indian airport sector needs to be prepared to handle increased passenger numbers and more cargo in the coming years.

Joint Statement on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak - Aug 18, 2014

18 August 2014 – The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveller from Liberia infected a small number of people in Nigeria with whom he had direct contact. On 8 August 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005).