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New guidance for airports to help industry restart and recover

ACI World has today published comprehensive guidance for airports as they prepare to restart operations to assist them in sustaining a business recovery in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The association estimates that the coronavirus crisis will cost airports more than 4.6 billion passengers and around $97 billion in revenue in 2020. The publication […]

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ACI director general, Angela Gittens, reflects on the key role information technology will play during the COVID-19 crisis and some of the challenges airports face in managing their IT systems. Information technology (IT) infrastructure has become a key enabler for airport management and operations. It underpins all systems and services critical to not only the […]

Aviation’s roadmap to recovery must be multi-layered and science led

ACI World and the IATA have called on governments to ensure that any new measures introduced for airports and airlines in the wake of COVID-19 are supported by scientific evidence and are consistent across the world. The aviation sector has been brought to a standstill and a balanced and effective restart and recovery depends on […]

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Asia-Pacific airports once again lead the way in ACI’s 2019 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) customer excellence awards, writes Joe Bates. The rising customer service standards at airports across the globe was reflected by the 140 awards given to 84 different gateways in the 2019 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) customer excellence programme. Asia-Pacific airports continue to […]

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ACI World calls for more financial assistance and support for airports to help them overcome the coronavirus pandemic and safeguard jobs, writes communications manager, Sabrina Guerrieri. Aviation continues to be highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and, while airport operators remain first and foremost concerned with protecting the health and welfare of travellers and staff, […]

Aviation’s need for financial assistance now urgent

The associations of the world’s airports and airlines today joined forces to urge governments to act swiftly with financial grants to help keep their members survive the coronavirus crisis. ACI World and IATA believe that financial aid is vital to assist airport operators and airlines during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, and support the essential connectivity […]

ACI reminds world about economic importance of aviation

ACI World has provided a timely reminder about the importance of aviation to the global economy by revealing that the industry generated close to $180 billion in revenue in 2018. The significant sum will, of course, be in stark contrast to this year, with the association predicting that airport revenues could fall by up to […]

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ACI World director general, Angela Gittens, provides her thoughts on some of the economic, operational and infrastructural challenges and opportunities facing airports. According to the January 2020 edition of the World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects a global growth rise from an estimate 2.9% in 2019 to 3.3% in 2020. Market sentiment […]

ACI World issues new safety and operations guidance to airports

ACI World has today issued guidance on best practices to airports to help them adapt their airfield operations in response to the effects and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on a survey of the members of the ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee, around half of respondents had experienced a 90% or greater […]

AIRPORTS SET TO LOSE 38% OF TRAFFIC AND 50% OF REVENUES IN 2020

ACI World has issued its loudest warning yet about the COVID-19 pandemic, fearing that it could wipe out two-fifths of passenger traffic and almost half of revenues for airports in 2020. In an economic bulletin published today, ACI World predicts that global passenger traffic close to two-fifths (38.1%) will be lost as compared to the […]

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ACI World’s communications manager, Sabrina Guerrieri, reports on the update of the airport networks policy brief and the launch of two new reports on autonomous vehicles and systems. ACI World has published an updated policy brief – Airport Networks and the Sustainability of Small Airports – which measures the significance of this management model at world level and […]

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ACI World’s communications manager, Sabrina Guerrieri, reports on ACI’s hugely successful participation at ICAO’s 2019 Assembly, the launch of several publications and a new appointment. Every three years the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) brings together over 2,000 delegates from up to 193 countries and international observer organisations to review the work of the past […]

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ACI World’s communications manager, Sabrina Guerrieri, reports on the latest traffic trends, the relaunch of the Smart Security programme and ACI’s Vision 2040 for air transport security. ACI World has released the latest World Airport Traffic Report showing passenger growth resilience despite global uncertainty. Passenger numbers are estimated to have reached 8.8 billion in 2018, […]

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ACI advocates for the reliable and effective transmission of data across all airport role players, writes ACI World’s communications manager, Sabrina Guerrieri. The reliable and effective transmission of data across all airport role players is crucial to improving operational efficiency and the passenger experience. Speaking at the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Global ATM […]

WORLD IN MOTION

ACI World’s communications manager, Sabrina Guerrieri, reports on strengthening partnerships on slots, aircraft noise management and celebrating the customer experience. The aviation industry is up against many challenges and under a lot of pressure to accommodate future growth while being safe, secure and sustainable, both environmentally and economically, and while delivering a satisfying customer experience. […]

WORLD IN MOTION

New resolutions demonstrate ACI’s commitment to facilitating safe and comfortable travel for all passengers, regardless of ability, writes ACI World’s communications manager, Sabrina Guerrieri. The ACI Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition, which took place in Hong Kong from April 2–4, was a great success with an attendance of over 900 delegates from around […]

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Sabrina Guerrieri reports on the decision to enhance ACI’s market leading Airport Service Quality (ASQ) programme to make it even better and more relevant. ACI has announced an evolution of its world-leading Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards programme, which it is confident reflects the increasingly dynamic airports industry. ASQ is the world’s leading airport passenger service and benchmarking […]