ACI Media Releases

ACI Brings the Voice of the World’s Airports to ICAO - Mar 22, 2013

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA, 22 March 2013 – ACI World Governing Board Vice President, Rick Piccolo, and other senior airport executives converged in Montreal from 18-22 March at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation (ICAO) in Montréal for the once-a-decade Air Transport Conference.

Air Transport News Presents Angela Gittens ACI Director General with Woman of the Year Award - Mar 19, 2013

MONTREAL, CANADA, 19 March 2013 – At the 2013 Air Transport News (ATN) Awards on Sunday 17 March, Angela Gittens, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) was honoured with ATN’s first Woman of the Year Award.

Global passenger traffic posts modest growth of 1.5% in January - Mar 11, 2013

Montréal, 11 March 2013 – Overall passenger traffic grew by +1.5 percent for the month of January. Continental Europe suffered a decline of -1.3 percent in passenger traffic, which brought down the overall global growth. However, the airports of Istanbul (IST) and Moscow (DME) continue to post phenomenal gains irrespective of their neighbouring markets. Each airport posted double digit gains of +18.7 and +13.3 percent respectively. Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Dubai (DXB) also showed no sign of slowing down with passenger traffic growth of +19.6 and +14.6 percent respectively.

ACI Announces Recipients of 2012 Airport Service Quality Awards - Mar 11, 2013

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 11 March 2013 – Airports Council International (ACI) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards for 2012.

ACI Welcomes New International Aircraft Noise Standard - Feb 18, 2013

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 18 February 2013 – A new standard that will require improved noise performance from newly certified aircraft types was agreed at the Ninth Meeting of ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) on 7 February.

Passenger Traffic Grows by 4% in 2012 as Growth in Air Freight Remains Flat - Feb 07, 2013

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 07 February 2013 – Preliminary results point to an overall increase of +3.9% in global passenger traffic in 2012 as compared to the previous year. While the world’s top international airports in North America and Europe posted more modest gains in passenger traffic, air transport markets in emerging economies continue to show buoyant activity. Double digit growth rates in passenger traffic were observed in Istanbul (IST; +20.2%), Jakarta (CGK; +14.4%), Dubai (DXB; +13.2%) and Bangkok (BKK; +10.6%) in 2012. Moderate growth of +2.5% was observed in December of 2012 as domestic passenger markets recoiled in Europe, Latin America, Africa and North America. Conversely, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific persistently post strong gains in international passenger traffic with growth of +12.3% and +9.0% respectively for the month of December.

Young Aviation Professionals Programme Launched by ACI, ICAO and IATA - Jan 10, 2013

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 10 January 2013 – Yesterday, Airports Council International (ACI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) establishing the global Young Aviation Professionals Programme. The programme will attract well-qualified young aviation professionals who have an interest in international civil aviation policy development and will bring those professionals to Montreal to the three organizations.

Passenger Traffic Posts Moderate Growth as Air Freight Moves into Positive Territory in November - Jan 10, 2013

Montréal, Québec, Canada, 10 January 2013 Global passenger traffic continued along the growth path for the month of November increasing by +3.2% from the previous year. A major contributor to the on-going growth was the international passenger market with gains of +6% whereas domestic traffic experienced only a +1.1% gain. With the perpetual concerns regarding the Eurozone, domestic traffic has been stifled with a contraction of -5.5% in Europe. Moreover, although growth prospects are relatively limited in North America since the region is already working at capacity, the fiscal cliff is not alleviating the standstill with respect to year over year growth. Conversely, international passenger markets in Asia-Pacific showed robust growth at +11.5%. More specifically, the growth velocity stems from airports based in South-East Asia. Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Singapore (SIN) each reported double digit gains of +13.1% and +12.2% respectively for the month of November. Although Bangkok experienced growth of +20.6%, it should be noted that traffic was significantly curtailed in November 2011 due to the destructive floods affecting the region.

Passenger Traffic Slows to 2.3% growth in October as Air Freight Stagnates - Dec 11, 2012

Montréal, 11 December 2012 – Global passenger traffic showed only modest gains for the month of October. While emerging markets in Asia-Pacific, Latin America-Caribbean and the Middle East all posted gains of over +5%, the economic slowdown in North American and European markets resulted in almost no change in year-over-year passenger traffic. Adding to this fact, many major North American airports along the eastern seaboard were temporarily crippled by Hurricane Sandy. Miami (MIA), New York (JFK) and Newark (EWR) all faced declines of -3.2, -3.8 and -8.3% respectively, which was attributable mainly to the hurricane. On the other hand, a few key international airports in emerging markets continue to have buoyant traffic increases helping to maintain a global growth trend in positive territory. Singapore (SIN), Istanbul (IST) and Jakarta (CGK) continue to experience double-digit growth rates.

Airports Council International (ACI) Signs Joint Declaration on Air Navigation Service Infrastructure - Nov 15, 2012

Montréal, Québec, CANADA, 15 November 2012 – Today, during the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum 2012, the largest event of its nature in the Latin American and Caribbean commercial aviation industry, Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI World signed the ACI, ACI-LAC, ALTA, CANSO, IATA Joint Declaration on Airport and Air Navigation Service Infrastructure in the Latin American and Caribbean Region.