ACI Media Releases

Registration now open for Airport Service Quality Forums in Ecuador and Italy - Jun 13, 2016

Montreal, 13 June 2016Airports Council International (ACI) has announced that registration is now open for the upcoming 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forums, scheduled for 2–4 November in Guayaquil, Ecuador and 30 November–2 December in Napoli, Italy. 

ACI to host second annual Investing in Airports conference in Goa, India in cooperation with ICAO and the International Transport Forum at the OECD - Jun 08, 2016

Montreal, 8 June 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI), in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will host the 2nd annual Investing in Airports conference, to take place this year at the Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Goa, India from 6–8 December.

ACI World releases the ACI Safety Management Systems Handbook - May 17, 2016

Montreal, 17 May 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) has announced the release of the ACI Safety Management Systems (SMS) Handbook. The goal of this indispensable resource is to bring together best practices, knowledge and experience from aerodromes around the world in order to help aerodrome operators create a robust SMS using the Plan, Do, Check, Act method. 

Aviation industry prepared to start global offsetting measure in 2020, urges government convergence on final global deal - May 17, 2016

Montreal, 17 May 2016 – Industry observers to this week’s High Level Meeting on a Global Market-Based Measure Scheme for international aviation were encouraged by the progress achieved in the talks, held at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal. 

Strong first quarter for passenger traffic; air freight volumes remain sluggish - May 12, 2016

Montréal, 12 May 2016 – Even though March performance shows a moderate slowdown after strong year-over-year passenger traffic growth rates recorded in January (+6.9%) and February (+9.2%), passenger traffic continues to grow with airports worldwide reporting an increase in total passenger traffic by 5.7% for the month of March and 7.3% for the first quarter of 2016, with international traffic growing faster than the domestic component (+8.2% and +6.7% respectively on a year-to-date basis). Double-digit growth was observed only in the Middle East (+10.4%), while demand for air travel was depressed in Africa (-3.4%). Other regions showed moderate to strong growth: Europe (+7%), Asia-Pacific (+6.7%), Latin America-Caribbean (+4.1%) and North America (+3.9%).

Government negotiators receive encouragement from aviation industry leaders - May 10, 2016

Montreal, 10 May 2016 – A High Level Meeting being convened by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on 11 May received executive-level support from the aviation industry today, as leaders representing all parts of the sector encouraged governments to progress their deliberations on a global carbon offsetting scheme for air transport.

ACI’s Airport Excellence in Safety launches new Safety Assessor Training Programme - May 04, 2016

Montreal, 4 May 2016  – Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme has launched the Safety Assessor Training Programme (SATP). 

Airports celebrate commitment to customer service at 2015 ASQ Awards Ceremony; and explore “the people behind the numbers” in first ASQ Forum of 2016 - May 03, 2016

Montreal, 3 May 2016 – The world’s top-performing airports in the realm of customer service met on 19 April for the 2015 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards Ceremony, held in Gold Coast, Australia during the 11th Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition. 

Accelerated growth in passenger traffic of over 9%; air freight volumes down by 4.1% affected by the timing of Chinese New Year and the disruption of the US west coast sea ports a year ago - Apr 13, 2016

Montréal, 14 April 2016 – Global passenger traffic (+9.2%) continued to grow in both international and domestic sectors (+9.8% and +8.9% respectively) in the month of February. 

Dublin International Aviation Training Academy becomes first ACI Accredited Training Institute - Apr 12, 2016

Montreal, 13 April 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) is pleased to announce that Dublin International Aviation Training Academy (DIATA) has fulfilled all the requirements to become the first ACI Accredited Training Institute (ATI). The ATI initiative has been designed to build a network of airport training units that offer performance-based, up-to-date courses and other learning activities accredited by ACI that meet international standards for quality in workplace learning.