ACI Media Releases

Air transport demand surges in April - Jun 21, 2017

Montréal, 21 June 2017 – Fuelled primarily by international traffic growth, global passenger traffic achieved record levels in April 2017, increasing 9.3% year-over-year. International and domestic passenger traffic rose 14.3% and 5.4% respectively. 

ACI announces the President of the Council of ICAO as keynote speaker for the 2017 ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly Conference & Exhibition - Jun 20, 2017

Montreal, 20 June 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) has announced Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as keynote speaker for the  27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly Conference & Exhibition. Dr. Aliu will address delegates following the opening session of the conference, taking place from 16–18 October 2017 in Port Louis, Mauritius under the theme: “Bold leadership in a time of change.”

Airports Council International launched the Employee Survey for Customer Experience - Jun 12, 2017

Montréal, 12 June 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) has launched the Employee Survey for Customer Experience (ECE), an internal diagnostic and benchmarking tool that can be used for all staff working at an airport. By measuring employee engagement through a structured questionnaire, the survey helps airports determine their readiness in providing customer experience excellence. 

Airports Council International and the International Civil Aviation Organization to provide aerodrome training - Jun 08, 2017

Montréal, 8 June 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) to work together on a wide range of aerodrome training services to benefit the 1,940 ACI Member Airports worldwide, and to support the 191 ICAO Member States.

ACI releases the latest edition of the Airport Economics Report, confirming the financial health of the airport industry - Jun 01, 2017

Montréal, 1 June 2017 – The latest edition of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Economics Report confirms that the financial health of the airport industry has remained intact despite the persistence of economic woes and geopolitical risks across global markets. Revenues, costs and the resultant financial performance reflects a degree of stability over a number of years. 

Buoyant demand for air transport across the world’s airports in first quarter of 2017 - May 29, 2017

Montréal, 29 May 2017 – An overall strengthening of global economic conditions and the continued drop in the cost of air transport through lower fares has helped bolster air transport demand in the first quarter of 2017. Accumulated passenger traffic grew 5.6% year-over-year for the first quarter and for the month of March.

Registration now open for the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, in Mauritius - May 23, 2017

Montreal, 23 May 2017 Registration is now open for the  27th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, taking place from 16–18 October 2017 in Port Louis, MauritiusIndustry leaders from around the world will convene to explore solutions to a wide range of challenges under the theme “Bold leadership in a time of change.”

ACI and ICAO kick-off the inaugural Wildlife Strike Hazard Reduction Symposium - May 16, 2017

Montreal, 16 May 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have today opened the inaugural ACI-ICAO Wildlife Strike Hazard Reduction Symposium, taking place 16–18 May 2017, in Montreal, Canada. This partnership builds on the solid foundation of ACI-ICAO initiatives to improve aviation safety, enhance security, and promote the sustainable development of the industry.

ACI encourages airports to support Dreams Soar, founder and pilot, Shaesta Waiz's global solo flight - May 15, 2017

Montreal, 15 May 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) shares the exciting news that the first certified civilian female pilot from Afghanistan, Capt. Shaesta Waiz, took flight on 13 May 2017, beginning her solo flight around the world. As the youngest woman to attempt this journey, her goal is to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and aviation education to the next generation, in particular to girls and young women.

First Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forum of 2017 dedicated to “Cultivating a customer experience airport community” - May 02, 2017

Montreal, 2 May 2017 – More than 230 delegates from airports, airlines, civil aviation authorities and other stakeholders gathered in Haikou, Hainan, China, for the first ASQ Forum of 2017. The event took place from 2–4 October 2017 and was generously hosted by Haikou Meilan International Airport (HAK).