ACI Media Releases

Global airport passenger traffic remained strong in October of 2017: Freight volume posted robust gains - Jan 11, 2018

Montreal, 11 January 2018 – Airports Council International (ACI) World reported global airport passenger traffic up 6.4% in October 2017 compared to October 2016, significantly higher than the September comparison figure of 5.1% growth. Similarly, passenger traffic grew 6.4% year-to-date as of October 2017.  Based on the trend, we can expect the global passenger market to achieve an annual growth rate of 6.5% in 2017, about the same rate as 2016.

ACI World releases the Airport Digital Transformation Best Practice at ACI Airport Exchange Conference and Exhibition in Muscat, Oman - Dec 07, 2017

Muscat, 7 December 2017 – Addressing over 1,000 delegates gathered for the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Exchange Conference and Exhibition in Muscat, Oman, Serge Yonke Nguewo, Senior Manager, Facilitation and IT, ACI World, announced the publication of the first ACI Airport Digital Transformation Best Practice document, produced in consultation with the ACI World Airport InformationTechnology Standing Committee.

Surge in freight volumes moderates in September; global passenger traffic continues to rise in spite of gulf coast hurricanes and blockade in Qatar - Nov 24, 2017

Montréal, 24 November 2017 – The global surge affecting freight volumes receded in September 2017, with year over year figures falling to 6.8%, down from 10.5% in August of the same year. Passenger traffic also slowed down slightly, dropping 1.6 percentage points from August to 5.1%. Following a particularly good summer period, year to date numbers for both markets remained high, at 8.4% and 6.5% respectively.

High praise from TSA Administrator, David P. Pekoske, for Smart Security - Nov 20, 2017

Montreal, 20 November 2017 – Addressing the aviation security community at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 26th AVSEC World conference in Abu Dhabi last week, TSA Administrator, David P. Pekoske, endorsed the joint Airports Council International (ACI)-IATA Smart Security programme, and applauded the work the industry was doing to “embrace and improve security effectiveness through innovative approaches.”

ACI releases the World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2017–2040, marking the beginning of the Trinity Forum - Nov 02, 2017

Bangkok, 2 November 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) 2017–2040, marking the beginning of The Trinity Forum, organized by ACI World, ACI Asia-Pacific and The Moodie Davitt Report, and this year taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 1–3 November 2017.

Robust passenger traffic growth; freight volumes reach 3-month peak with double-digit growth - Oct 27, 2017

Montréal, 27 October 2017 – Global passenger traffic increased 6.7% in August and 6.8% year to date. Global freight reached a 3-month peak during August, with a 10.5% global increase, bringing the year to date growth to 8.7%.

Halifax Stanfield to Host the inaugural Airports Council International Customer Excellence Global Summit - Oct 26, 2017

Montreal, 26 October 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has selected Halifax Stanfield as Host for the inaugural Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forum and Customer Excellence Global Summit, to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from 9–13 September 2018.

Global airport industry climate action surpasses 200 airports milestone - Oct 25, 2017

Montreal, 25 October 2017 – At this year’s ACI World & Africa Annual General Assembly (WAGA) hosted by Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd, the global airport industry issued an update on the progress it has been making in addressing its CO2 emissions, through the independent and voluntary global certification programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation. As is customary at this time of year, Airports Council International also released the annual report for Airport Carbon Accreditation (covering the period May 2016 to May 2017), showing how the global airport industry* is delivering on its commitment to lower its own CO2 emissions, made in 2007**. 

ACI and IATA launch New Experience in Travel and Technologies - Oct 24, 2017

Montreal, 24 October 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) World in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have launched the New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) initiative. 

Airports Council International World launches the Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme - Oct 23, 2017

Port Louis, 23 October 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) announced the launch of the Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme at the 27th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition that took place from 16–18 October in Port Louis, Mauritius. The launch kicked off the third day of the conference, where industry leaders from around the world have convened to explore solutions to a wide range of challenges under the theme “Bold leadership in a time of change.”