ACI Media Releases

Global Passenger Traffic Continues to Post Modest Gains at 1.8% Year-Over-Year in February - Apr 10, 2013

MONTRÉAL, 10 April 2013 – Most of the aggregate level growth in passenger traffic for the month of February came from Asian airports. Both Hong Kong (HKG) and Beijing (PEK) reported robust growth rates of +15 and +7.3% respectively.

Preliminary 2012 World Airport Traffic and Rankings - Mar 26, 2013

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA, 26 March 2013 – ACI preliminary traffic results, based on reports from over 1093 airports worldwide, indicate that global passenger traffic grew at a rate of 4 percent while cargo and aircraft movements were flat as compared to 2011.

Aviation Leaders to Attract the Best and Brightest to the World Capital of Civil Aviation - Mar 25, 2013

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA, 25 March 2013 – ACI is pleased to announce the official launch of the anticipated Young Aviation Professionals Programme that will attract three talented aviation professionals to Montreal, Canada— the world capital of civil aviation.

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.