Tag: ACI Europe

ACI Europe head flashes the red card to regulators

The normally mild-mannered Olivier Jankovec got angry at ACI Europe’s Annual Congress and General Assembly in Istanbul on 3 July, brandishing the red card to two regulators that his association feels have committed a dirty foul on the aviation industry. He pulled out the red card on the Irish A...

Andrzej Ilków has been appointed to the management board of ACI Europe

During the General Assembly of ACI Europe in Istanbul, Andrzej Ilków, the CEO of Polish Airports S.A. was appointed to the association's Board. This is a unique distinction for the entire Polish aviation sector. ACI Europe (Airports Council International Europe) is an industry association that r...

ACI EUROPE reveals Best Airport Award winners for 2024

The annual ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award winners were announced yesterday during the Gala Dinner of the 34th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress and General Assembly, taking place in Istanbul, Türkiye, hosted by iGA Istanbul Airport. The Best Airport Awards recognise excellence and outstanding achievemen...

European air connectivity lags rising traffic volumes

ACI EUROPE has today published its 2024 Airport Industry Connectivity Report1: the definitive barometer of air connectivity in Europe. Released on the eve of the 34th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress & General Assembly, the report is based on the connectivity indexes developed by SEO Amsterdam Econ...

ACI Europe: Performance gap opens for Europe’s airport industry

ACI Europe: Performance gap opens for Europe’s airport industry

There are distinct winners and losers among Europe’s airports as overall passenger numbers finally exceed 2019 levels, with large hubs and airports in the popular southern tourist destinations on the continent performing far better than small and medium-sized airports and those in the north of Eur...

Passenger traffic inching towards full recovery in October

ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report for October 2023. Passenger traffic across the European airport network continued to defy inflated air fares and geopolitical tensions in October – with an increase of +11.7% compared to the same month last year. This resulted in volumes standing ...

ACI EUROPE addresses key challenges for aviation in Kazakhstan

ACI EUROPE today met with the Government of Kazakhstan, its Civil Aviation Committee and Aviation Administration (AAK) to address the challenges faced by the country in sustainably developing air connectivity to further support its economy. During his meeting with Marat Karabayev, Minister of Tra...

French plan to tax airports and threatens decarbonisation plans and competitiveness

ACI EUROPE today urged the French Government to reconsider its plan to add an additional tax on the revenues earned by the airports of Paris, Nice, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Proposed as part of the 2024 Finance Law, the tax would reduce the capacity of these airports to finance their ambitiou...

Urgent and longer-term support needed for Ukrainian airports

ACI EUROPE today expressed concerns over the daunting challenges faced by airports in Ukraine and sought to help address them by bringing together its Ukrainian airport members with all relevant stakeholders in Brussels. Having lost all commercial air traffic since February 2022 and suffered sign...

BHX receives global carbon accreditation

Birmingham Airport (BHX)’s decarbonisation plan has been benchmarked by an international aviation body.    Securing Level 3 (Optimisation) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) from Airports Council International (ACI) is an important step in BHX’s journey to become a net zero carbon operation...

ACI Asia-Pacific and ACI EUROPE call for comprehensive EU-India aviation agreement

ACI Asia-Pacific and ACI EUROPE call for comprehensive EU-India aviation agreement

On the occasion of the EU-India Aviation Summit kicking off today in New Delhi, ACI Asia-Pacific and ACI EUROPE jointly called on India and the European Union (EU) to establish a comprehensive aviation agreement to liberalise traffic rights and boost regulatory alignment, including the acceleration ...

Passenger traffic recovery stable in February at -12% against pre-pandemic levels

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report for February 2023. Passenger traffic across the European airport network increased by +48% in February compared to the same month last year – when travel remained constrained by Omicron-related restrictions. The growth...

ACI EUROPE: Passenger traffic comes closest ever to full recovery in January ‘23

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report for January 2023. Passenger traffic across the European airport network increased by +69% in January compared to the same month last year – when Omicron-related travel restrictions had halted the recovery. The growth w...

ACI EUROPE President calls for EU to mirror US decarbonisation subsidy regime

Addressing a gathering of Europe’s political figures and regulators in the transport and aviation sectors, ACI EUROPE President Javier Marín this evening addressed the specific challenge of the funding required to achieve the airport industry’s net zero carbon targets and compliance with Fit fo...

ACI EUROPE regrets ‘scientifically unjustified’ return to travel restrictions

ACI EUROPE has today expressed regret regarding the actions of a number of States within the EU and globally for unilaterally imposing health-related travel requirements including systematic pre-departure or on-arrival testing of travellers from China. These unilateral actions are at odds with al...

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