ACI Media Releases 

Sign up to receive ACI World's Media Releases »

High praise from TSA Administrator, David P. Pekoske, for Smart Security - Nov 20, 2017

Montreal, 20 November 2017 – Addressing the aviation security community at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 26th AVSEC World conference in Abu Dhabi last week, TSA Administrator, David P. Pekoske, endorsed the joint Airports Council International (ACI)-IATA Smart Security programme, and applauded the work the industry was doing to “embrace and improve security effectiveness through innovative approaches.”

ACI releases the World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2017–2040, marking the beginning of the Trinity Forum - Nov 02, 2017

Bangkok, 2 November 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) 2017–2040, marking the beginning of The Trinity Forum, organized by ACI World, ACI Asia-Pacific and The Moodie Davitt Report, and this year taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 1–3 November 2017.

Robust passenger traffic growth; freight volumes reach 3-month peak with double-digit growth - Oct 27, 2017

Montréal, 27 October 2017 – Global passenger traffic increased 6.7% in August and 6.8% year to date. Global freight reached a 3-month peak during August, with a 10.5% global increase, bringing the year to date growth to 8.7%.

Halifax Stanfield to Host the inaugural Airports Council International Customer Excellence Global Summit - Oct 26, 2017

Montreal, 26 October 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has selected Halifax Stanfield as Host for the inaugural Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forum and Customer Excellence Global Summit, to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from 9–13 September 2018.

Global airport industry climate action surpasses 200 airports milestone - Oct 25, 2017

Montreal, 25 October 2017 – At this year’s ACI World & Africa Annual General Assembly (WAGA) hosted by Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd, the global airport industry issued an update on the progress it has been making in addressing its CO2 emissions, through the independent and voluntary global certification programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation. As is customary at this time of year, Airports Council International also released the annual report for Airport Carbon Accreditation (covering the period May 2016 to May 2017), showing how the global airport industry* is delivering on its commitment to lower its own CO2 emissions, made in 2007**. 

ACI and IATA launch New Experience in Travel and Technologies - Oct 24, 2017

Montreal, 24 October 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) World in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have launched the New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) initiative. 

Airports Council International World launches the Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme - Oct 23, 2017

Port Louis, 23 October 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) announced the launch of the Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme at the 27th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition that took place from 16–18 October in Port Louis, Mauritius. The launch kicked off the third day of the conference, where industry leaders from around the world have convened to explore solutions to a wide range of challenges under the theme “Bold leadership in a time of change.”

ACI World appoints new Chair and Vice Chair at its Annual General Assembly in Mauritius - Oct 19, 2017

Port Louis, 19 October 2017 – Airports Council International’s (ACI) Chair Declan Collier, Chief Executive Officer, London City Airports, turned over the Chair position of the ACI World Governing Board to Bongani Maseko, CEO and Executive Director, Airports Company South Africa Limited. Martin Eurnekian, Director, Corporación América and President, AA2000 was also appointed as Vice-Chair. The official election took place yesterday during the 27th ACI World Annual General Assembly in Port Louis, Mauritius. 

Brussels Airport Company to host the 28th ACI EUROPE/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in June 2018 - Oct 18, 2017

Port Louis, Mauritius, 18 October, 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) is pleased to announce that Brussels Airport Company will host next year’s ACI EUROPE/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition, to be held from 18–20 June 2018. A handover ceremony took place today in Mauritius, at the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition. Name, Title, Airports of Mauritius (AML), officially passed hosting duties for next year’s conference to Arnaud Feist, Chief Executive Office, Brussels Airport Company.  

ACI releases Policy Brief on airport networks and the sustainability of small airports - Oct 17, 2017

Port Louis, 17 October 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has released a Policy Brief on airport networks and the sustainability of small airports, marking the first day of the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual Assembly, Conference and Exhibition taking place in Port Louis, Mauritius, from 16–18 October 2017, generously hosted by Mauritius Airport.  The theme aptly expresses the challenge and opportunity for the modern airport executive: “Bold leadership in a time of change.”