ACI Media Releases

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.

Global passenger traffic posts strong performance in March with growth of 4.6% - May 10, 2013

MONTRÉAL, 10 May 2013 – The market for international travel remains buoyant for the month of March. The Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific all posted double digit gains in international passenger traffic of +16.4, +14.1 and +10.9 respectively. Although overall passenger traffic grew by +4.6 percent, domestic traffic showed signs of weakness for some regions for the month of March. On an aggregate basis, domestic traffic increased by +2.6 percent. With the ongoing economic slowdown across Europe, domestic passenger traffic saw a decline of -5.9 percent. However, Istanbul (IST) remains unperturbed by the European economy. The airport’s passenger traffic grew by +23.8 percent.

ACI Releases its 2012 Airport Economics Report - Apr 25, 2013

The Report provides a comprehensive view of the industry’s 2011/2012 financial performance 

MONTRÉAL, 23 April 2013 – ACI is pleased to announce the release of its 2012 ACI Airport Economics Report.

In its 17th edition, the Report provides an invaluable measure of the airport industry’s 2011/2012 financial and economic performance based on an annual data survey of the world’s airports. Subsequent in-depth analysis was provided by ACI’s Economics, Data and Statistics Team.

First International Conference on Airport Economic Regulation to be Organized by ACI - Apr 25, 2013

MONTRÉAL, 23 April 2013 – Airports Council International (ACI) is proud to share the news that it will host the first Airports Economic Regulation Conference in Mexico City, Mexico from 29 to 31 July 2013. The Conference is jointly organized by ACI Latin America-Caribbean and ACI World.  

Airports Council International to Help Reduce Missed Passenger Connections and Delays - Apr 22, 2013

Montréal, 22 April 2013 – Today, Airports Council International (ACI) announced the launch of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) in Africa, Asia-Pacific (including the Middle-East), Latin America-Caribbean and North-America.