ACI Media Releases

Airports Council International (ACI) Officially Launches its APEX in Safety Programme - Sep 10, 2012

Calgary, Alberta (Canada), 10 September 2012 – Today, ACI officially launched its APEX in Safety programme during a well-attended ceremony at the 22nd ACI World/North America Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta.

Growth in passenger traffic slows to 2% year-over-year as air freight contracts in July - Sep 07, 2012

Montreal, 07 September 2012 - With many major international airports in Europe and North America reporting lacklustre figures in passenger traffic in July, overall growth in global passenger markets slowed to +2% year-over-year. Counterbalancing the slowdown in these markets is the continued strong demand in emerging markets. The major airports of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean posted robust year-over-year gains. Beijing (PEK), Dubai (DXB) and São Paulo (GRU) achieved growth of +6.1%, +6.0% and +9.0% respectively.

ACI Releases its 2011 World Airport Traffic Report: Airport Passenger Traffic Remains Strong as Cargo Traffic Weakens - Aug 27, 2012

Montréal, 27 August 2012 – Director General of ACI World, Angela Gittens today announced the publication of ACI’s 2011 World Annual Traffic Report. “ACI’s flagship publication is a unique and comprehensive industry reference providing data, indicators and analyses from over 1,500 airports in over 150 countries. The report describes the continued growth trajectory following the two-year recession of 2008-2009. Although 2011 can best be characterized as a year plagued with economic uncertainty, natural disasters and sociopolitical upheaval, airport passenger traffic posted another record year. The world’s airports served more than 5.4 billion passengers in 2011 growing by 5.3% from 2010. This is ongoing evidence of the sheer size of the global aviation market as well as the perseverance of the industry as a whole.”

Passenger Traffic Posts Strong Gains at 5% Growth Year Over Year as Air Freight Bounces Back for June - Aug 08, 2012

Montréal, 08 August 2012 – Global passenger markets remain buoyant with growth of almost 5% year over year for the first half of 2011 and for June 2012. While certain domestic markets have slowed in North America (+0.8%), Europe (-0.3%) and Africa (-2.4%), international passenger traffic has shown strong growth in June. Africa (+19.2%) and the Middle East (+13.9%) recovered from the sharp declines in traffic in 2011 brought on by the Arab Spring. Asia-Pacific also posted double-digit gains in international passenger traffic at +12.3%.

ACI World Director General Angela Gittens Named 2012 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence Recipient - Aug 07, 2012

The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the selection of ACI World Director General Angela Gittens as recipient of the 2012 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence. The award will be presented on November 6, 2012 during the ACC Annual Conference & Exposition awards luncheon in Bonita Springs, Florida.

The Trinity Forum 2013 to be Held in Abu Dhabi - Jul 20, 2012

Montreal, 20 July 2012 – ACI World is pleased to announce that the world’s leading airport commercial revenues conference, The Trinity Forum 2013, will be held in Abu Dhabi from 29 to 31 January 2013 and hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).

Michael Rossell Appointed Director of ICAO Relations of Airports Council International - Jul 09, 2012

Montreal, 9 July 2012 – Former United Kingdom Permanent Representative of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Michael Rossell has been appointed Director of ICAO Relations of Airports Council International. He assumed his role on 9 July.

ACI’s Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety Programme Completes its First European Safety Review - Jul 09, 2012

Montreal, 9 July 2012 – ACI is pleased to announce that on 6 July 2012, it completed its first European APEX in Safety review. The safety review took place at Cluj-Napoca International Airport in Romania as a result of an intense collaborative process and high-level coordination between ACI World, ACI Europe, ACI Asia-Pacific, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Headquarters, European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Office of ICAO, Schiphol International Airport and Bangalore International Airport Ltd. We would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Nicolas Rallo, International Civil Aviation Organization; Ms. Maryse Schermerhorn, Schiphol International Airport; Mr. Rajasundaram Chidambararaman, Bangalore International Airport Ltd; and Mr. David Cicieo, Cluj-Napoca International Airport.

Passenger Traffic Shows Modest Growth at 3% Year Over Year as Air Freight is Flat for May - Jul 06, 2012

Montréal, 05 July 2012 – On a global level, demand for air travel has consistently posted positive year over year growth for every month for the last two years. Much of the growth can be attributed to airports based in emerging markets. In May 2012, the Middle East (+11.5%), Africa (+9.4%), and Asia-Pacific (+7.1%) all posted strong gains in passenger traffic whereas the developed economies of Europe and North America experienced only slight increases of +0.8% and +0.7% respectively. International traffic continues to show the greatest gains in year over year passenger volumes at +4.3%. Worldwide domestic travel markets have experienced slightly weaker growth at +2 percent. In Europe the economic slowdown has affected travel in domestic markets throughout the region with domestic passenger traffic contracting by -1.6% as compared to May 2011.

ACI Optimistic: Biofuel Powered Flights will be the Norm with the Right Government Assistance - Jun 18, 2012

MONTREAL, 18 June 2012 – Today, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) with support from the Air Transport Group (ATAG), launched “Flightpath to a Sustainable Future”.  This Rio+20 initiative is the first ever series of connecting flights powered by sustainable alternative fuels. ICAO Secretary General, Mr. Raymond Benjamin will travel from Montreal to Toronto, Mexico City and São Paulo on flights powered by various blends of sustainable aviation biofuel for Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development  (20 to 22 June 2012). Airline partners include: Porter Airlines, Air Canada, Aeroméxico and GOL. Aircraft partners include: Bombardier, Airbus and Boeing.