ACI Media Releases

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.

Airport Council International resolved to promote a common sense approach to landside security - Oct 03, 2016

Montréal, 3 October 2016 – Resolution 4 was approved Tuesday, 27 September 2016 at the 26th Meeting of the Airport Council International (ACI) World General Assembly, advocating a common sense approach to landside security through close cooperation with States, regulators, local law enforcement and at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

ACI reaffirmed support of the implementation of the CORSIA as the GMBM for international aviation - Sep 30, 2016

Montréal, 30 September 2016 – Resolution 1 was approved Tuesday, 27 September 2016 at the 26th Meeting of the Airport Council International (ACI) World General Assembly expressing ACI’s support of the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) as the single Global Market Based Measure (GMBM) for international aviation. The Resolution also urges the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to vote in favor of the implementation of CORSIA as the GMBM for international aviation in the coming days at its 39th Assembly.

Airports Council International expressed the commitment of airports to join the effort to stop the transportation of illegal wildlife products - Sep 28, 2016

Montréal, 28 September 2016 – Resolution 3 was approved yesterday at the 26th Meeting of the ACI World General Assembly expressing Airport Council International’s (ACI) support of the “United for Wildlife Transport Task Force” campaign. The Resolution follows ACI’s signing of the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Buckingham Palace Declaration on 15 March 2016, committing to supporting the fight against, and the shutting down of the illegal wildlife trade.