ACI Media Releases

ACI Appoints New Director of Communications and Events - Oct 07, 2013

MONTREAL, 7 October 2013 – Today, Airports Council International (ACI) announced the appointment of Martine Ohayon as Director Communications and Events, effective 7 October. She will be based at ACI World in Montreal, Canada.

Passenger Traffic Posts Moderate Gains of 2% for the Month of July - Sep 05, 2013

Montréal, 5 September 2013 – Growth rates have fallen across the world to more modest levels for the month of July as compared to previous months. While the Asia-Pacific region leads global growth in passenger traffic at +5.9% year-over-year, overall global growth is at +2.2%. The world’s top 20 busiest airports in terms of passenger traffic achieved growth of 1.6% for the month of July, while the world’s two busiest airports experienced declines in passenger traffic. Both Atlanta (ATL) and Beijing (PEK) observed a decline in passenger traffic by -3.2% and -2.7% respectively.

ACI Releases its 2012 World Airport Traffic Report: Airport Passenger Traffic Maintains Momentum; Cargo Growth Remains Almost flat for Second Year as Advanced Economies Face Austerity - Sep 03, 2013

Montréal, 3 September 2013 – Today, ACI World announced the launch of its 2012 World Annual Traffic Report (WATR). The Report provides coverage of airport traffic statistics, thematic areas including passengers, cargo (freight and mail), aircraft movements, and new sections. With comprehensive data coverage from over 1,500 airports in over 150 countries worldwide, ACI's flagship publication remains the authoritative source and industry reference for airport data, indicators and rankings. The 2012 WATR, can be purchased at the following URL:

Passenger Traffic Expands by 4% for the Month of June - Aug 06, 2013

Montréal, 6 August 2013 – Passenger traffic continued along its growth path for the month of June. In the first half of 2013, the number of passengers passing through the world’s airports has increased by +3.2 percent year-over-year. Although passenger traffic has remained in positive territory over the twelve month period, growth has slowed to 2.9 percent on an annualized basis. The slowdown is mainly reflective of the weakening of domestic markets in North America and Europe stemming from fiscal uncertainties and an overall retreat from consumer spending over that period. Growth in domestic passenger traffic was almost flat in North America over the period from July 2012 to June 2013 while European airports experienced a decline of -3.1 percent in domestic traffic. Notwithstanding, the world’s major emerging market hub airports continue to counterbalance the developed world slowdown as many of them maintain double digit growth rates. Among the world’s busiest airports, Kula Lumpur (KUL), Dubai (DXB) and Istanbul (IST) expanded year-over-year passenger traffic by +22.3, +17.5 and +12.1 percent respectively.

Airports Council International and Aéroports de Montréal Partner to Improve Safety at Airports Worldwide - Jul 09, 2013

Airports Council International (ACI) and Aéroports de Montréal (AdM) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC), in the presence of Montréal International, to promote excellence in airport management and operations at airports worldwide through ACI’s Airport Excellence (APEX) Programme. ACI formally launched its APEX in Safety Programme in September 2012. The Programme helps airports enhance the safety of their airside operations for the benefit of the flying public. The agreement provides the foundation for specific cooperative initiatives between ACI and AdM under the APEX Programme.

Enduring Growth of 4.7% in Passenger Traffic for the Month of May - Jul 07, 2013

The month of May was a banner month for the world’s top airports. Of the top twenty airports ranked by passenger traffic, only two airports experienced year over year declines in passenger numbers. Overall passenger traffic increased by +4.7% in May across the globe. Airports also reported a significant increase of +6.9% in international passenger traffic whereas domestic passenger traffic increased by +2.8% as compared to May 2012. International traffic remains buoyant in the Middle East particularly at key hubs around the region. For instance, Dubai (DXB) and Istanbul (IST) continue along their relentless growth path achieving double digit growth over +18% for the month of May. Moving further east, Kuala Lumpur (KUL) achieved remarkable growth of +22.3% in May.

Airport Service Quality Award Winners and Director General’s Roll of Excellence Inductees Honoured at Gala Dinner - Jun 11, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey, 11 June 2013 – Today, Airports Council International (ACI) honoured recipients of its annual 2012 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards and inductees to ACI’s Director General’s Roll of Excellence during the ACI Europe and World Annual Congress & Exhibition 2013 Gala Dinner and ASQ Awards Ceremony at Ciragan Palace Kempinski.

Airports Vote Yes: Empowering ACI to Act on Assembly Resolutions that will Further Advance the Airport Industry - Jun 11, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey, 11 June 2013 – At the 23rd ACI World General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey, the world’s airports unanimously supported the following resolutions that empower Angela Gittens, ACI World’s Director General, to begin work on the following key priorities.

New Leadership Elected at Annual General Assembly: Fredrick J. Piccolo Elected Chair and Declan Collier Vice-Chair - Jun 10, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey,10 June 2013 – – Today at the 23rdAnnual General Assembly, Frederick J. Piccolo, President and CEO of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority was elected Chairman of the Airports Council International World Governing Board by a unanimous vote of the members.

Global Passenger Traffic Grows Modestly by 1.8% in April - Jun 07, 2013

Montréal, 7 June 2013 – Passenger traffic at airports increased modestly by +1.8% in April 2013. Airports also reported moderate increases of +2.4% in international passenger traffic and 1.3% in domestic passenger traffic compared to April 2012. Regional disparities persist with markets like the Middle East posting significant year-over-year gains at +10.2% in passenger traffic, while North America and Europe remain almost flat at -0.3% and +0.4% respectively. Many major European airports are feeling the brunt of the economic slowdown. Madrid (MAD), Paris (CDG), Frankfurt (FRA) and London (LHR) all experienced declines in traffic during the month of April. However, other airports such as Dubai (DXB), Istanbul (IST) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) continue to experience double digit gains.