ACI Media Releases

ICAO and ACI Collaborate to Enhance Safety Standards at Airports - Jun 15, 2012

MONTRÉAL, 15 June 2012 ─ Today, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI), signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to provide a framework to jointly pursue the highest possible levels of safety at airports worldwide.

CANSO and ACI Partner on Promoting A-CDM Implementation - Jun 14, 2012

CANSO, representing the world’s Air Navigation Service Providers and ACI, representing the world’s airports, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to promote the global implementation of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM).

Passenger traffic on steady growth path at 5% year over year as air freight continues its descent for April - Jun 05, 2012

Montréal, 05 June 2012 – Passenger traffic continues to show resilience in the face of on-going concerns about recessions in many major European economies. Regardless of the slowdown that was triggered by the sovereign debt crises in the Eurozone area, passenger traffic grew by almost 5 percent while international traffic increased by 6 percent for the month of April. While air travel has experienced an expansion in all regions, emerging markets continue to post impressive growth figures. Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East all experienced year over year growth in the vicinity of 10 percent for April. Major airports in Asia-Pacific such as Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) and Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) posted double digit gains of 18 percent and 13 percent respectively. Relative to the emerging markets of Asia, more modest growth was observed in North America (2.9 percent), Latin America-Caribbean (2.7 percent) and Europe (1.9 percent).

Passenger Traffic Continues to Grow at 6% while Air Freight Declines in March - May 04, 2012

Montréal, 04 May 2012 – Passenger traffic continues to post strong growth numbers with airports worldwide reporting overall year-over-year growth of 6% for the month of March, and for the first quarter of 2012. While double-digit growth was observed in the regions of Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa, demand for air travel was significantly depressed in a number of countries in these regions during the same period of 2011 as a result of political and social unrest. Nevertheless, from April 2011 to March 2012, the total volume of passenger traffic has increased by more than 5% for the twelve month period. This is strong indicator of resilience in demand for air transport over short run political and economic shocks.

ACI Holds Awards Ceremony in Singapore for its 2011 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Winners - Apr 22, 2012

Montreal, 24 May 2012 – Today, in Singapore at the 7th ACI Asia Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, Airports Council International (ACI) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on ACI's Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme.

ACI Signs Memorandum of Understanding of APEX in Safety with Airports Authority of India - Apr 22, 2012

Montreal, 24 May 2012 – Today, in Singapore at the 7th ACI Asia Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, Airports Council International (ACI) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on ACI's Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme.

Towards a Global Vision of Sustainable Air Transport - Apr 22, 2012

Montreal, 22 April 2012 - Angela Gittens, Airports Council International Director General, at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Transport Symposium, highlighted the need for airports to continue to grow if we are to cater to the needs of present and future generations. ICAO's Air Transport Symposium was held in Montreal from 18 April-20 April.

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.