ACI Media Releases

ICAO and UNFCCC join forces to bring CDM coverage to aviation in advance of important 2015 Paris climate conference - Nov 27, 2015

Montreal, 27 November 2015– With only a few days remaining before the important 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Fang Liu, announced the adoption today of the first aviation-related Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodology under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

Global travel and tourism leaders hopeful for positive outcome at COP21 talks - Nov 27, 2015

Montreal, 27 November 2015 – On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), taking place in Paris next week, Airports Council International (ACI) and other members of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC) reiterate the industry’s commitment to contribute to fight climate change, and express their hopes for successful talks.

Global travel and tourism leaders’ statement on the recent terrorist attacks - Nov 24, 2015

Montreal, 24 November 2015 – Upon meeting in Montreal yesterday on the occasion of the 2015 International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) World Aviation Forum, Angela Gittens, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI), and other leaders of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC) condemned the terror attacks in recent days and weeks. GTAC and its members extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all the victims affected by such senseless violence. Our thoughts are with them at this terrible time.

Passenger traffic grows by over 6% during first three quarters of 2015; air freight volumes inch up by over 1% in September - Nov 10, 2015

Montréal, 10 November 2015 – On a year-to-date basis to September, global passenger traffic has risen by 6.2% compared to the same period last year at the world’s major airports. For the month of September alone, passenger traffic increased by 6.5% year over year. International and domestic traffic posted growth rates of 6.3% and 6.9% respectively for the same month. In an environment of lower fares and weak oil prices, global air travel continues to record robust year-over-year growth above the three-year growth trend.

Investing in Airports – Economic Oversight and Regulation Conference set for 2–4 December in Delhi, India - Nov 05, 2015

Montreal, 5 November 2015 – Just one month remains to register for the Investing in Airports – Economic Oversight and Regulation Conference in Delhi, India, organized by Airports Council International (ACI) in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The conference will provide an unprecedented opportunity to discuss economic oversight and regulation with a variety of aviation stakeholders, including ICAO, state regulators, airport operators, airlines and investors.

Airports gather in Madrid, Spain for 2015 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forum - Oct 21, 2015

Montreal, 21 October 2015 – Organized by ACI World and hosted by Spanish airport operator, Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), the 2015 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forum Madrid kicks off today with training sessions that will explain the ASQ programme, from a general overview to recent enhancements and new tools designed to allow participants to get the most from this unique customer service benchmarking programme.

August passenger traffic jumps up by over 6%; air freight volumes remain in a slump - Oct 14, 2015

Montréal, 14 October 2015 – Global passenger traffic at the world’s major airports rose by 6.4% year over year for the month of August while international and domestic traffic posted growth rates of 6.4% and 6.5% respectively. Both July and August had strong increases in passenger numbers due to holiday travel and tourism activity. Growth continues to be above the twelve-month average trend. 

Airports Council International and other key aviation stakeholders call for government partnership to deliver aviation industry’s climate goals - Sep 30, 2015

30 September 2015  – Airports Council International (ACI) World and a group of 28 aviation industry chief executive officers and association leaders have today sent an open letter to governments committing to climate action and calling for a joint approach to help deliver maximum CO2 emissions reductions in the aviation sector. In particular, the industry group urged action to approve a meaningful market-based measure for aviation emissions, expected to be agreed by governments at a meeting of the United Nations specialized aviation agency in one year’s time.

Airports Council International supports United Nations’ Global Sustainable Development Goals - Sep 29, 2015

30 September 2015 – Airports Council International (ACI) today announced its strong support of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, conceived as part of the UN’s larger “Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” initiative.

ACI and CANSO launch new initiative on reducing aviation noise - Sep 23, 2015

Montreal, 23 September 2015 – On behalf of airports and air traffic management, ACI (Airports Council International) and CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) have collaborated closely to launch a new initiative to help reduce noise from aviation. They have today published “Managing the Impacts of Aviation Noise”, a best practice guide for reducing aviation noise, especially for communities near airports. The initiative is to be rolled out to airports and air traffic management organizations across the globe.