Tags: Airports Council International

Air Connectivity Ranking 2023: Steady Improvement in Middle East; Asia-Pacific Records Gradual Recovery

ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East today released the Air Connectivity Ranking 2023 that presents a diverse recovery pattern, with notable improvements amidst geopolitical challenges.  Developed in partnership with PwC, the ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East connectivity index offers a consumer centric approach that considers consumer choices and quality of connections, in addition to frequency of […]

WAGA 2024: The most important global gathering of airport leaders kicks off in Riyadh

Conference aims to enhance industry competitiveness through initiatives focused on environment, connectivity, market liberalisation and much more  The Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific & Middle East / ACI World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA 2024) yesterday kicked off in Riyadh, marking the start of the most important global gathering of airport leaders. Running […]

ACI World appoints Justin Erbacci as new Director General and CEO

ACI World yesterday announced the appointment of Justin Erbacci as its new Director General and CEO, slated to join the organization in September 2024. Erbacci brings a wealth of experience to ACI World, having previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of NEOM Airports and of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). At LAWA, before assuming […]

Top 10 busiest airports in the world shift with the rise of international air travel demand

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today unveiled the highly anticipated preliminary top 10 busiest airports worldwide for 2023, showcasing significant shifts driven by the resurgence of international air travel. The global total passenger forecast for 2023 stands close to 8.5 billion, reflecting a remarkable recovery of 93.8% from pre-pandemic levels. Notably, international traffic recovery […]

The best airports for customer experience worldwide—as chosen by passengers

Awards based on most reliable global measurement and benchmarking program for airport customer experience Airports Council International (ACI) World in partnership with leading travel technology company Amadeus, today announce the best airports for customer experience worldwide—as chosen by passengers—through the renowned Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. The ASQ program stands out as the preeminent airport […]

Speakers unveiled for ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East/ACI World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA 2024)

The ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East/ACI World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA 2024), scheduled to take place in Riyadh on 21-23 May 2024, has an impressive line-up of speakers.  As part of the initial speaker announcement, we have assembled some of the most influential figures from the aviation industry. Dr. Kerati Kijmanawat, President […]

Top 20 markets for air travel demand forecast according to latest ACI World data

ACI World releases its flagship World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2023–2052 Airports Council International (ACI) World today releases the annual World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) 2023¬–2052 dataset, showing the Top 20 markets for air travel demand among other key air traffic findings. The latest WATF extends its horizon by an impressive 10 years, offering a comprehensive […]

Passenger traffic reaches nearly 95% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023

2.3 billion passengers welcomed by Europe’s airports in 2023 Passenger traffic surging by +19% over 2022, thus standing just –5.4% below pre-pandemic (2019) volumes A market characterised by significant performance gaps – while many airports achieved absolute passenger traffic records, a large majority still lagged behind their pre-pandemic volumes. TOP 5 European airports in 2023: […]

Europe’s airports put the needs of passengers with non-visible disabilities centre stage with inaugural guidance

ACI EUROPE, the trade association representing Europe’s airports, today launched the first ever guidance globally for airports assisting passengers with non-visible disabilities.  The latest data from Eurostat estimates that 1 in 4 adults in the EU is living with some form of disability, and approximately 80% of these conditions are non-visible1. Passengers with non-visible or […]

ACI and China to strengthen cooperation of Chinese airports

Airports Council International (ACI) World, ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East (ACI APAC & MID), and the China Civil Airports Association (CCAA) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the cooperation of Chinese airports. ACI World’s Director General, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, has wrapped up a five-day tour around China from 9–15 January, which included […]