ACI Media Releases

Air transport ended 2016 on a strong footing despite terrorist attacks, geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty - Feb 22, 2017

Montréal, 22 February 2017 – Whether it was caused by Brexit, the American presidential election, or the hostilities in Syria, the spectre of economic uncertainty permeated the global economy and the aviation sector throughout 2016. The increased rhetoric about protectionist policies in some Western countries also threatens the trend toward increased air service liberalization, otherwise known as Open Skies. 

ACI World’s Director General selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2017 Cliff Henderson Trophy - Feb 09, 2017

Montreal, 9 February 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) World’s Director General, Angela Gittens, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA) Cliff Henderson Trophy.

Airports to gather in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas in 2017 to discuss “Cultivating a customer experience airport community” - Jan 25, 2017

Montreal, 25 January 2017– Airports Council International (ACI) has announced that the theme for the2017 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forumsis “Cultivating a customer experience airport community.” This theme recognizes that putting the passenger first is a shared priority among all aviation stakeholders and ACI will give focus to the role of all members of the airport community in cultivating a culture of customer service excellence.

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.