ACI Media Releases

Strong Gains in Passenger Traffic - Apr 05, 2012

Montréal, 05 April 2012 – Impressive gains were observed in passenger traffic across regions of the world for February 2012 with growth reaching 7 percent year over year. The emerging markets of the Middle East, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia Pacific witnessed buoyant traffic growth with each region posting increases of 10.9, 10.2 and 7.7 percent respectively.

Preliminary World Airport Traffic 2011 - Mar 27, 2012

Montreal, 27 March 2012 - ACI preliminary traffic results, based on reports from over 900 airports worldwide, indicate that global passenger traffic grew at a rate of 4.9 percent while cargo was almost flat at -0.1%, as compared to 2010. Aircraft movements showed moderate growth at 2 percent.

Airports Council International Helps Airport Executives Soar to Greater Heights - Mar 07, 2012

Montreal, 7 March 2012 – Airports Council International (ACI) is proud to celebrate six years of helping airport executives achieve professional and industry excellence with its Airport Executive Leadership Programme (AELP).

Debuting in 2006 as a means of answering the airport industry’s need for an executive level leadership training programme, the AELP was born from a strategic partnership between ACI and Concordia University's John Molson School of Business (JMSB). Today, the programme’s faculty includes Angela Gittens, Director General of Airports Council International and six other prominent leaders who hold PhDs in their respective fields of expertise.

Passenger traffic starts the year off strong at 5% while air freight declines for January - Mar 05, 2012

Montréal, 05 March 2012 – On the whole, both international traffic and domestic traffic posted gains in the vicinity of 5 percent for the month of January. The Asia-Pacific region has been a major contributor to this growth, with a year over year increase of over 9 percent in passenger traffic. Jakarta (CGK), Hong Kong (HKG) and Guangzhou (CAN) all posted gains in the number of passengers of over 15 percent for January. However, air freight for the Asia-Pacific region reveals an entirely different story. For the region as a whole, traffic in air freight has dropped by almost 13 percent inducing a global decline to over 7 percent for the month of January. While there is some cause for concern, much of the decline is attributed to the Chinese New Year. With Chinese industry closing for the holidays, major airports in the region saw sharp declines. Shanghai (PVG) and Hong Kong (HKG) decreased by -22.8 and -17.5 percent respectively for January. Major airports in other regions experienced declines in freight as well. Based on the global sample of airports, sixteen of the top twenty airports in terms of freight volume all experienced year over year declines for the month of January. Incheon (ICN), Anchorage (ANC), Paris (CDG) and Frankfurt (FRA) each saw double digit declines in air freight traffic.

ACI Launches a Guide to Airport Performance Measures - Feb 27, 2012

Montreal, 27 February 2012 – Airports Council International is pleased to announce the release of a Guide to Airport Performance Measures. This Guide provides airport managers with an overview and better understanding of the Key Performance Areas (KPAs) that can be used to assess the individual strengths and weaknesses of airports

ACI’s 2011 ASQ Awards Name Incheon International Airport Best Airport Worldwide in Overall Customer Satisfaction - Feb 14, 2012

Montreal, 14 February 2012 – Airports Council International is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards for 2011.

Passenger traffic ends the year on strong footing with a rise of 5% in December and for the year - Feb 03, 2012

Montréal, 3 February 2012 – The international traveller is leading the global growth curve in passenger traffic since the stock of international passengers has risen by almost 7 percent year over year in December 2011. Overall passenger traffic posted gains of 5 percent for both the month of December and the entire year as compared to 2010. In contrast, growth in global freight was flat as compared to December 2010. Albeit, this is a positive indicator in the context of the last seven months where global freight posted consecutive year over year declines. For the year, air freight was down by -1 percent.

ACI World Launches Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Retail Benchmarking Programme - Jan 24, 2012

Montreal, 24 January 2012 – ACI World is proud to announce the launch of its Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Retail programme. ASQ Retail is an impartial industry benchmarking tool that enables airport managers to improve the performance of airport retail operations in three key areas: food and beverage, duty-free and non-duty-free goods.

Announcing the Airport Council International Airport Economics Survey 2011 - Jan 12, 2012

Montreal, 12 January 2012 – ACI World Director General Angela Gittens is pleased to announce the release of the Airport Economics Survey 2011.

Gittens stated, “As background on the financial results in 2010, as always, it is important to consider the traffic trends during the reporting period. Powered by a strong rebound in the global economy, the first half of 2010 was characterized by a major recovery in the global air cargo sector, more than compensating for the significant declines in the previous year. Passenger growth rates were robust and stable at an elevated level only temporarily dented by the ash cloud phenomenon in April 2010. Aircraft movement growth however was moderate pointing to higher aircraft utilization and nimble capacity management and expansion on the part of the airlines.”

Lasting passenger growth at 3% as air freight stays in negative territory for seventh month - Jan 09, 2012

Montreal, 09 January 2012 – Both international and domestic passenger traffic show resilient growth at 3 percent year over year in November 2011. Notwithstanding, with consumer and business confidence deteriorating in the major economies of Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, this has abetted the continued decline in global air freight by almost -2 percent.