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ACI and IATA call for urgent industry-wide support to underpin recovery

Direct financial assistance and coordinated global action on testing needed Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reinforced the urgent call for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity and to prevent the systemic collapse of the aviation industry with non-debt generating […]

London City Airport Achieves International Health Accreditation Standard

London City Airport has become the latest international airport, and second in the UK, to be awarded with certification from the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation programme. The programme, which was introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, recognises airports across the world that deploy world leading health and safety practices. Before […]

ACI calls for fair, transparent, and non-discriminatory aviation taxes

Remedies to address the global tax imbalance proposed Airports Council International (ACI) World has published a policy brief calling for an end to the economically inefficient and discriminatory taxation of aviation which is hampering the industry’s recovery from COVID-19. The new publication, Policy Brief: Taxation of international air transport and airports – Economic benefits and […]

ACI publishes alternatives to physical distancing at airport security checkpoints

Simulations show that physical distancing reduces checkpoint capacity by up to 75% Airports Council International (ACI World) has today released findings of simulations on the impact of applying physical distancing at airport security checkpoints which show capacity could be reduced by up to 75%. These are represented in the Security Checkpoint Modelling videos. Working with […]

ACI renews calls for testing to replace quarantine

Airports Council International (ACI) World has renewed its call for the widespread deployment of Covid-19 testing of international passengers before travel, as an alternative to restrictive national quarantine measures. With a predicted US$104.5bn reduction in revenue in 2020, and the airport industry representing 60% of aviation jobs, the economic toll of quarantine measures is high. […]

ACI issues airport IT guidance

Airports Council International (ACI) World has issued guidance on IT practices being implemented by airports around the globe in response to the unprecedented disruption and upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the rapid decline in traffic as a result of widespread travel restrictions and the health and safety implications of the spread […]

ACI proposes global COVID-19 response

Airports Council International (ACI) World director general Angela Gittens has outlined the organization’s position on the global policy response for the airport industry and the aviation ecosystem. ACI World supports the calls made by ACI Asia-Pacific, ACI Europe, ACI North America, and ACI Latin America Caribbean for urgent support measures for airports. “There is a […]

COVID-19 hits Asia-Pacific airports

Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific has warned that the prolonged duration of the COVID-19 outbreak will significantly set back the region’s airports. According to ACI World estimates, Asia-Pacific is suffering the highest impact, with passenger traffic volumes down -24% for the first quarter of 2020, compared to forecasted traffic levels without COVID-19. Within the Asia-Pacific […]

Quito Airport Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Thanks to Corporación Quiport’s initiative and management, Quito International Airport has reached carbon neutrality in the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program which was created by Airports Council International (ACI World) and is technically endorsed by the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization, the World Bank and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The city’s airport has […]

Efficiency and coordination key, says ACI

Airports Council International (ACI) World has called for improved coordination among industry stakeholders to increase capacity in the Asia-Pacific Region, home to some of the fastest-growing economies and aviation markets. Speaking at the 56th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation, Asia and Pacific Region, ACI director general Angela Gittens addressed the three main elements […]