ACI Media Releases

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. 

Airports gather in Tianjin, China for 2015 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forum - Sep 21, 2015

Montreal, 21 September 2015 – Organized by ACI World and hosted by Tianjin Binhai International Airport, the 2015 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forum Tianjin kicks off tomorrow morning 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.

ACI World announces new 2016 opportunities for Young Aviation Professionals - Sep 17, 2015

17 September 2015  – Airports Council International (ACI), in cooperation with The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), is inviting applications for the third round of the Young Aviation Professionals Programme. 

Airports Council International supports “Medellin Statement on Tourism and Air Transport for Development” - Sep 17, 2015

17 September 2015 – Airports Council International (ACI) has voiced its support of the “Medellin Statement on Tourism and Air Transport for Development,” agreed upon at the Joint World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)/International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) High-Level Forum on Tourism and Air Transport for Development, which coincided with the convening of the 21st Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia on 14 September 2015.

Airports gather in Montreal for the first of three 2015 Airport Service Quality Forums - Sep 09, 2015

Montreal, 9 September 2015–  Service excellence takes centre stage as attendees explore key findings and learnings from ASQ, the world’s premier airport customer service benchmarking programme.

Red hot summer for air travel as growth in passenger traffic hits record highs in July; air freight volumes remain flat for the month - Sep 04, 2015

Montréal, 4 September 2015 – Global passenger traffic at the world’s major airports rose by almost 8% year over year for the month of July while international and domestic traffic posted growth rates of 7.7% and 8.2% respectively. July and August are the busiest periods for overall global passenger traffic due to holiday travel and tourism activity, particularly in the northern hemisphere. This represents a banner month for passenger numbers since growth is significantly above the trend.

The 2015 ACI Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition concludes in Panama - Sep 03, 2015

Montreal/Panama City, 3 September 2015 – The 2015 ACI Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA), kindly hosted by Tocumen International Airport and organized around the theme "Airports: Shaping our future," concluded yesterday with the second half of a comprehensive conference programme that included sessions focused on enhancing airport security, best practices during periods of disruption and new tools and techniques for improving the customer experience.

Airport CEOs, panelists and keynote speakers explore the future of the world’s airports in Panama on day one of ACI’s WAGA 2015 main conference - Sep 02, 2015

Montreal/Panama City, 2 September 2015 – Over 600 delegates took part in day one of the main conference yesterday at this year’s Airports Council International (ACI) Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA), organized under the theme “Airports: Shaping our future” and graciously hosted by Tocumen International Airport. The day began with the official opening of the conference, where attendees heard His Excellency Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, President of the Republic of Panama; Joseph Fidanque III, General Manager, Tocumen International Airport; Hector Navarrete, Director of Regional Airports, ASUR and President, ACI Latin America-Caribbean; Fredrick Piccolo, President and CEO, Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority and Chair, ACI World; and Jorge Quijano, Chief Executive Officer, Panama Canal Authority speak variously on airports’ significant contributions to their local economies; Panama’s important place in the world as the hub of the Americas; Tocumen International Airports’ impressive new Terminal 2; and the importance of planning now for future challenges and opportunities.