ACI Media Releases 

Sign up to receive ACI World's Media Releases »

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.

ACI and Green Light to offer new course on behavioural analysis for passenger screening and insider threat management - Apr 12, 2016

Montreal, 12 April 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) and Green Light Limited, a London-based security training and consulting company, signed an agreement on 17 March to collaborate on a new behavioural analysis course for passenger screening and insider threat management. The aim of the course is to enhance the effectiveness of airport security programmes through a robust curriculum taught by experts in the field of airport security. 

Stefano Baronci joins ACI World as Director of Economics - Apr 07, 2016

Montreal, 7 April 2016 – ACI World has announced the appointment of Stefano Baronci as Director of Economics and Programme Development. Stefano’s responsibilities include leading airport industry economic policy development; overseeing the collection, dissemination and analysis of airport traffic and economic data; acting as the Secretary of the World Economics Standing Committee; collaborating with ICAO on its Economics Panel and related activities; engaging with multilateral financial and economic development entities; assisting with capacity-building in airport commercial and economic areas; and representing ACI at meetings and conference as a subject matter expert in the areas of economics and statistics. 

ACI to shine spotlight on Airport Service Quality Award winners in Gold Coast, Australia – The world’s best airports prepare to celebrate at the 2015 ASQ Awards Ceremony – - Apr 05, 2016

Montreal, 5 April 2016 – Preparations are in full swing for the 2015 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards Ceremony, to be on 19 April 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia during the 11th Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition. 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—as appraised by passengers while they are traveling and the experience is fresh in their minds.