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Financing future prosperity – airport operators work with governments to incentivize investment in infrastructure - Mar 20, 2017

London, 20 March 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) has released a new Policy Brief on airport ownership, economic regulation and financial performance, marking the beginning of the ACI-World Bank symposium of the ACI 9th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition to be held in London, United Kingdom, from 20–22 March 2017.

Chinese New Year boosted year-over-year airport traffic for the month of January - Mar 17, 2017

Montreal, 17 March 2017 – High traffic growth at the end of 2016 continued into January 2017. Overall passenger traffic in January grew 7.7% compared to the same month last year, boosted by the Chinese New Year. Many airports across China and other parts of Asia experienced a surge in passenger traffic as compared to the previous year, when the Chinese New Year fell during the month of February. While lower fare offerings continued to act as a stimulus, holiday travel in January was also facilitated by the Gregorian New Year falling on the weekend.

Airports Council International announces collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organization on the inaugural Global Aviation Security Symposium - Mar 13, 2017

Montreal, 13 March 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has announced that it will work in collaboration with the International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO) on its Global Aviation Security Symposium (AVSEC2017), taking place 12–14 September 2017, in Montreal, Canada. This partnership will build on the solid foundation of ACI-ICAO initiatives related to aviation security and on the sustainable development of the industry.

Airports Council International and the aviation industry to gather in Mauritius under the theme “Bold leadership in a time of change” - Mar 07, 2017

Montreal, 7 March 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has announced the theme, date and location of the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, generously hosted by Airports of Mauritius (AML). From 16–18 October 2017, industry leaders from around the world will gather in Port Louis, Mauritius, under the theme: “Bold leadership in a time of change.” 

Airports Council International announces winners of the 2016 Airport Service Quality Awards - Mar 06, 2017

Montreal, 6 March 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) World today announces the winners of the 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. Airports large and small from around the globe demonstrate airports’ commitment to providing an excellent customer experience. 

Philippe Villard joins ACI World as Head, Policy and Economics - Mar 01, 2017

Montreal, 1 March 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) has announced the appointment of Philippe Villard as Head, Policy and Economics, reporting to Stefano Baronci, Director of Economics and Programme Development. Villard’s responsibilities include developing airport economic policies; airport charges and aeronautical business development; airport slots; and, activities related to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s airport economics’ programmes.

Air transport ended 2016 on a strong footing despite terrorist attacks, geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty - Feb 22, 2017

Montréal, 22 February 2017 – Whether it was caused by Brexit, the American presidential election, or the hostilities in Syria, the spectre of economic uncertainty permeated the global economy and the aviation sector throughout 2016. The increased rhetoric about protectionist policies in some Western countries also threatens the trend toward increased air service liberalization, otherwise known as Open Skies. 

ACI World’s Director General selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2017 Cliff Henderson Trophy - Feb 09, 2017

Montreal, 9 February 2017 – Airports Council International (ACI) World’s Director General, Angela Gittens, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA) Cliff Henderson Trophy.

Airports to gather in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas in 2017 to discuss “Cultivating a customer experience airport community” - Jan 25, 2017

Montreal, 25 January 2017– Airports Council International (ACI) has announced that the theme for the2017 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Forumsis “Cultivating a customer experience airport community.” This theme recognizes that putting the passenger first is a shared priority among all aviation stakeholders and ACI will give focus to the role of all members of the airport community in cultivating a culture of customer service excellence.

Robust passenger traffic gains amidst economic and political uncertainty; air freight volumes surged over 8.0% in November - Jan 19, 2017

Montréal, 19 January 2017 – For the 11 months through November 2016, global passenger traffic at the world’s major airports rose 5.4% as compared to the previous year. For the month of November, global passenger traffic increased 5.6% year-over-year.