ACI Media Releases

ACI and ICAO to enhance cooperation on airport security - Feb 29, 2016

Montréal, 29 February 2016 –Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have announced a new agreement aimed at reinforcing cooperation on airport security. The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will see ACI and the UN aviation agency working more closely towards the objectives of ACI’s Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme, including working together to deliver security reviews, technical assistance, programmes for airport personnel training and the enhancement of regional partnerships.

Airports Council International announces 2015 Airport Service Quality Award winners - Feb 29, 2016

Montreal, 29 February 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) today announced the winners of the 2015 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. The world’s premier passenger service benchmarking programme for airports, ASQ delivered over 550,000 in-depth passenger surveys at over 300 airports across more than 80 countries worldwide last year. The 2015 results represent the world’s best in class airports where improving the customer experience is concerned—appraised by passengers while they are traveling and the experience is fresh in their minds.  

Preliminary data points to growth of over 6% in accumulated passenger traffic for 2015; air freight volumes in positive territory - Feb 16, 2016

Global passenger traffic grew by 5.9% in the month of December 2015 and by 6.1% for the period from January to December 2015, with equally strong growth in both international and domestic passenger traffic (+6.2% and +6.1% respectively). 

ACI commends ICAO on global agreement on CO2 standard for aircraft - Feb 08, 2016

Montreal, 8 February 2016 – Governments, industry and environmental groups meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have today finalized the design of the first global certification standard for CO2 emissions from new aircraft. The new environmental measure was unanimously recommended by the 170 international experts on ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), paving the way for its ultimate adoption by the UN agency’s 36-State Governing Council.

ACI’s Airport Excellence in Safety programme celebrates five years of helping airports enhance operational safety - Jan 18, 2016

Montreal, 18 January 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) is celebrating five years of the Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme with the first review of 2016. The APEX in Safety team, along with a group of volunteer Safety Assessors from Safety Partner airports, arrived in Tunis, Tunisia earlier today to begin a review of Tunis-Carthage International Airport which will run to 22 January.

Accumulated passenger traffic grows by over 6% for eleven months; 1.3% decline in air freight volumes for November 2015 - Jan 13, 2016

Montréal, 13 January 2016 – On a year-to-date basis up to November, global passenger traffic has risen by 6.2% as compared to the previous year at the world’s major airports. For the sole month of November, passenger traffic increased by 6.3% year over year. 

ACI World launches first edition of the ACI Apron Safety Handbook - Dec 21, 2015

Montreal, 21 December 2015 –Airports Council International (ACI) World’s Safety and Technical Standing Committee has announced the launch of the First Edition of the ACI Apron Safety Handbook. This indispensable resource brings together best practices in managing apron safety by drawing on the current expertise of airport operators around the world, and provides a comprehensive set of guidelines to enhance safety, improve operations and prevent or reduce accidents, incidents and occurrences on the apron.

Passenger traffic grows by 6% in October 2015; air freight volumes up marginally by 0.3% - Dec 11, 2015

Montréal, 11 December 2015 – Passenger demand continued its positive trend in October 2015 with the world’s airports reporting a 6% increase compared to October 2014. International passenger traffic showed stronger growth at 6.3%, while domestic passenger traffic grew by 5.8%. The first ten months of 2015 showed world passenger traffic increasing by 6.1%, with similar growth rates for international and domestic passenger traffic—6.2% and 6.4% respectively. This growth has been stimulated by lower fares, particularly for leisure travel.

ACI and Open Doors Organization to offer new workshops for US airports on passengers with reduced mobility - Dec 10, 2015

Montreal, 10 December 2015 – In order to enhance services and facilities for passengers with disabilities, Airports Council International (ACI) and Open Doors Organization (ODO) will offer a new series of workshops in the US for aviation managers and access coordinators. The first introductory-level workshop, Passengers with Reduced Mobility, is scheduled for 16–18 May 2016 in San Francisco. A second intermediate-level course, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of airport access coordinators, will launch in the third quarter of 2016. Additional workshops are to come in 2017.

UNFCCC and ACI join forces to promote carbon neutral and sustainable airports - Dec 08, 2015

Paris, France:As the global climate negotiations continue, the airport industry trade association Airports Council International (ACI) and the carbon standard Airport Carbon Accreditation signed a partnership with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at a special side event at COP21 yesterday.