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Airports Council International supports “Medellin Statement on Tourism and Air Transport for Development” - Sep 17, 2015

17 September 2015 – Airports Council International (ACI) has voiced its support of the “Medellin Statement on Tourism and Air Transport for Development,” agreed upon at the Joint World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)/International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) High-Level Forum on Tourism and Air Transport for Development, which coincided with the convening of the 21st Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia on 14 September 2015.

Airports gather in Montreal for the first of three 2015 Airport Service Quality Forums - Sep 09, 2015

Montreal, 9 September 2015–  Service excellence takes centre stage as attendees explore key findings and learnings from ASQ, the world’s premier airport customer service benchmarking programme.

Red hot summer for air travel as growth in passenger traffic hits record highs in July; air freight volumes remain flat for the month - Sep 04, 2015

Montréal, 4 September 2015 – Global passenger traffic at the world’s major airports rose by almost 8% year over year for the month of July while international and domestic traffic posted growth rates of 7.7% and 8.2% respectively. July and August are the busiest periods for overall global passenger traffic due to holiday travel and tourism activity, particularly in the northern hemisphere. This represents a banner month for passenger numbers since growth is significantly above the trend.

The 2015 ACI Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition concludes in Panama - Sep 03, 2015

Montreal/Panama City, 3 September 2015 – The 2015 ACI Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA), kindly hosted by Tocumen International Airport and organized around the theme "Airports: Shaping our future," concluded yesterday with the second half of a comprehensive conference programme that included sessions focused on enhancing airport security, best practices during periods of disruption and new tools and techniques for improving the customer experience.

Airport CEOs, panelists and keynote speakers explore the future of the world’s airports in Panama on day one of ACI’s WAGA 2015 main conference - Sep 02, 2015

Montreal/Panama City, 2 September 2015 – Over 600 delegates took part in day one of the main conference yesterday at this year’s Airports Council International (ACI) Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA), organized under the theme “Airports: Shaping our future” and graciously hosted by Tocumen International Airport. The day began with the official opening of the conference, where attendees heard His Excellency Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, President of the Republic of Panama; Joseph Fidanque III, General Manager, Tocumen International Airport; Hector Navarrete, Director of Regional Airports, ASUR and President, ACI Latin America-Caribbean; Fredrick Piccolo, President and CEO, Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority and Chair, ACI World; and Jorge Quijano, Chief Executive Officer, Panama Canal Authority speak variously on airports’ significant contributions to their local economies; Panama’s important place in the world as the hub of the Americas; Tocumen International Airports’ impressive new Terminal 2; and the importance of planning now for future challenges and opportunities.

Safety, protection of the environment, human resources and maximizing commercial revenues take centre stage as world airports gather in Panama - Sep 01, 2015

Montreal/Panama City, 1 September 2015 – The Airports Council International (ACI) Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA), organized this year under the theme “Airports: Shaping our future” and graciously hosted by Tocumen International Airport, kicked off yesterday with a comprehensive pre-conference programme that included sessions on safety, the environment, human resources and maximizing commercial revenues. The standing room only forums and symposia marked the beginning of three days of presentations and discussions aimed at charting the course for a safe, secure, sustainable and economically viable future for the world’s airports.

ACI releases 2014 World Airport Traffic Report: Airports in advanced economies rebound in 2014 – global passenger traffic up by over 5%; air cargo volumes rise after three years of stagnation - Aug 31, 2015

Montréal, 31 August 2015 – Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report. With comprehensive data coverage for over 2,200 airports in more than 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.

World airports days away from meeting in Panama to chart a course for future growth - Aug 27, 2015

Montreal/Panama City, 27 August 2015 – The Airports Council International (ACI) Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA), organized this year under the theme “Airports: Shaping our future” and graciously hosted by Tocumen International Airport, is just four days away. From 31 August to 2 September, airport leaders from around the world will gather in Panama City, Panama for an informative conference centered on charting a course for sustainable growth and a leading-edge exhibition featuring the latest innovations from product and service providers specializing in airports.

World airports to meet in Panama to chart a course for future growth - Aug 18, 2015

Montreal/Panama City, 18 August 2015 – Just two weeks remain until the ACI Latin America-Caribbean/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition, the year’s premier by airports, for airports event 

Nina Brooks joins ACI World as Head, Security - Aug 10, 2015

Montreal, 10 August 2015 – ACI World has announced the appointment of Nina Brooks as Head of Security. Nina will be based in ACI World’s Montreal, Canada offices, reporting to ACI World Director of Facilitation and IT Antoine Rostworowski and overseeing all of ACI World’s activities in relation to Security. Her role encompasses working with industry stakeholders such as the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on joint security initiatives; leading the ACI World Security Standing Committee; and playing a key role in the development of ACI World’s new Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme.