ACI Media Releases

Passenger traffic increases year on year by over 5%; moderate growth in air freight volumes for April - Jun 15, 2015

Montréal, 15 June 2015 – Global passenger traffic increased by 5.6% for April 2015 as compared to the previous year. International passenger traffic grew by 4.8% year-over-year whereas domestic traffic grew by 6.4% for the month as a whole. While all regions reported gains in passenger traffic, most of the buoyant activity stemmed from the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin American-Caribbean regions, with passenger traffic gains of 9.4%, 8.2% and 7.1% respectively for the month of April. 

ACI Releases the 19th edition of the Airport Economics Report / Paradox: Overall industry is in the black yet most airports lose money - Jun 03, 2015

Montréal, 8 June 2015– Airports Council International (ACI) has released the 19th edition of the Airport Economics Report which covers an in-depth analysis of industry revenues (aeronautical and non-aeronautical) and costs (operating and capital).

Seoul’s Gimpo International Airport inducted with distinction into ACI’s Director General’s Roll of Excellence - May 20, 2015

Montréal, 20 May 2015 – Airports Council International (ACI) World is pleased to announce that Seoul’s Gimpo International Airport has been inducted with distinction into the 2015 Director General’s Roll of Excellence. The airport achieved the number one position in the 15–25 million passengers category in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passenger satisfaction survey for five consecutive years. 

Robust growth in air transport demand for first quarter of 2015 - May 11, 2015

Montréal, 11 May 2015 – According to the latest statistics from Airports Council International (ACI) World, global passenger traffic increased by over 6% for the first quarter of 2015 and by 7% for the month of March as compared to the previous year. International passenger traffic grew by 6.8% year-over-year whereas domestic traffic grew by 5.7% for the period from January to March 2015. 

ACI announces 2015 Director General’s Airport Service Quality Roll of Excellence inductees (REVISED) - Apr 22, 2015

Montréal, 22 April 2015 (REVISED) – Airports Council International (ACI) is pleased to announce this year’s 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.

Global Travel & Tourism leaders set landmark agenda for growth - Apr 16, 2015

The leading global Travel & Tourism private sector and government organisations - the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC) - have today launched a commitment for aligned advocacy and action to harness the full potential of the sector to create jobs, drive inclusive growth and foster development.

Strong February due to seasonal effect of Lunar New Year on passenger traffic as air freight receives a boost due to West Coast sea port crisis - Apr 10, 2015

Montréal, 10 April 2015 – Global passenger traffic increased by over 6% for the month of February, with much of the growth stemming from international travel, which grew by 7.3%. While all regions reported gains in passenger traffic, most of the buoyant activity stemmed from the Asia-Pacific region, with gains of 11.6% in international passenger traffic for the month of February. Many of the busiest airports in the region posted double-digit growth for the month. The seasonal factor of the Lunar New Year taking place in February 2015, as compared with January 2014, is responsible for some of the distortion in year-over-year traffic results. 

ACI World releases preliminary world airport traffic and rankings for 2014 - DXB becomes busiest airport for international passenger traffic - Mar 26, 2015

Based on reports from 1,095 airports worldwide, ACI’s preliminary passenger traffic results for 2014 show that the top four ranked positions with respect to the world’s busiest airports in overall passenger traffic have not changed as compared to 2013. Atlanta (+1.9%) continues to be the world’s busiest airport with over 96 million passengers in 2014. While Beijing (+2.9%) was expected to close the gap, it no longer has double digit-growth as in previous years, placing it in second position. London-Heathrow (+1.4%) remains in third while Tokyo-Haneda (+5.7%) preserves fourth position. However, Los Angeles (+6%) and Dubai (+6.1%) have moved ahead of Chicago-O’Hare (+4.6%), occupying the fifth and sixth rank respectively. 

Solid start to the year for passenger traffic as air freight maintains growth path - Mar 13, 2015

Global passenger traffic started the year strong with year-over-year growth of 4.5% for the month of January. This comes after a rise of over 5% in passenger traffic for 2014 as a whole. All regions reported gains in passenger traffic, with most of the buoyant activity in passenger traffic stemming from double-digit growth rates in the Middle East with gains of 11% in passenger traffic for the month of January. 

ACI announces recipients of the 2014 ASQ Awards: Excellence in passenger service takes centre stage with the announcement of the airports that raised passenger satisfaction to the next level in 2014 - Feb 16, 2015

Montreal, 16 February 2015 – Airports Council International (ACI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the prestigious 2014 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. As the industry’s most comprehensive passenger service benchmarking tool, the ACI ASQ Survey has reliably captured passengers’ immediate appraisal from check-in through departure at the gate at more than 300 airports worldwide. These awards represent passengers’ views on 34 key service indicators and are an objective and accurate indicator of the top worldwide performing airports with regard to passenger service.