ACI Media Releases

ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation programme reaches global status: Underscores airports’ commitment to taking a leading role in ensuring the sustainability of the aviation industry - Nov 13, 2014

14 November 2014 – Airports Council International – Latin America & Caribbean (ACI-LAC) announced this week the regional launch of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme at their 23rd Annual Assembly, Conference and Exhibition. The programme now has global scope and will provide significant benefits to airports worldwide.

Global passenger traffic grows by 4.7% by the end of the 3rd quarter; air freight volumes post robust increases for September - Nov 11, 2014

Montréal, 11 November 2014– For the period from January to September 2014, passenger traffic grew by 4.7% on a year-to-date basis. Passenger numbers also grew by almost 5% year-over-year for the month September. Airports reported an increase of 5.1% in international passenger traffic; domestic passenger traffic increased by 4.9% as compared to September 2013.

Statement from the Travel and Transport Task Force on Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa - Nov 11, 2014

11 November 2014 – Leading international organizations and associations from the transport, trade and tourism sector stand firmly with the World Health Organization (WHO) against general bans on travel and trade, as well as restrictions that include general quarantine of travellers from Ebola-affected countries.

Michael Rossell appointed Deputy Director General at ACI World - Nov 07, 2014

7 November 2014 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has appointed Michael Rossell as its new Deputy Director General. Formerly Director of ICAO Relations with ACI World he will continue to promote the interests of the world’s airports at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and with international partners, and will take on additional corporate responsibilities within ACI.

Qantas and Melbourne Airport join with IATA and ACI to pilot Smart Security - Oct 29, 2014

29 October 2014 (Geneva/Montreal)- Australia’s Melbourne Airport, Qantas Airways, Airports Council International (ACI), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed an agreement to work together to develop a Smart Security pilot program for delivery at Melbourne Airport in 2015.

ACI World Governing Board discusses Ebola outbreak at its meeting in Durban - Oct 16, 2014

16 October 2014 – The Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board met this past Sunday, 12 October in Durban during the 23rd Annual ACI Africa Assembly, Conference and Exhibition and discussed how best ACI can assist airports in their response to the Ebola outbreak.

Strong summer for passenger traffic; air freight perseveres in August - Oct 09, 2014

Montréal, 9 October 2014 – Passenger traffic for the month of August increased by 5.3%. This was slightly above the twelve month growth trend of 4.7%. Airports also reported an increase of 6.7% in international passenger traffic, while domestic passenger traffic increased by 4% as compared to August 2013.

ACI and the International Aviation Womens Association sign affiliation agreement: areas of cooperation include education, training and enhanced job search capabilities - Sep 23, 2014

Montréal, 23 September 2014 – Airports Council International (ACI) is proud to join forces with the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) as part of an affiliation announced earlier this year. The official signing of the affiliation agreement took place today at United Airlines’ offices in Chicago.

ACI releases 2013 World Airport Traffic Report: Airport passenger traffic still going strong; air cargo inches along after third year of weak growth - Sep 16, 2014

Montréal, 17 September 2014 – Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report. With comprehensive data coverage for almost 2,000 airports in 160 countries worldwide, ACI’s flagship publication remains the authoritative source and industry reference for the latest airport traffic data, rankings and trends on air transport demand.

Continued growth for July passenger traffic; air freight out of the woods - Sep 11, 2014

Montréal, 11 September 2014 – One of the busiest months of the year for global travel saw passenger traffic rise by 4.3% over the previous year. This continues to be on par with the average 12-month growth trend of 4.5%. International travel, in particular, is acting as the main catalyst for this strong growth since international passenger traffic rose by 4.8%. Domestic passenger markets moved up by 3.9% for the month.