Tag: Olivier Jankovec

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

London Luton Airport recognised for carbon management

London Luton Airport (LLA) has achieved Level 4 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) scheme, becoming only the third major UK airport to achieve this level. The ACA scheme is a globally recognised carbon management programme, overseen by Airports Council International (ACI), that independent...

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...

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 ...

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 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...

Passenger traffic recovery pauses in October as air transport market continues to reshape

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report for October 2022. Passenger traffic across the European airport network grew by +40% in October compared to the same month last year. The increase is still largely driven by international passenger traffic (+51%) with...

Statement from ACI EUROPE on proposed airport slot-use rate for Winter 2022

Ahead of final discussions between the EU Council and the European Parliament, ACI EUROPE has today urged both institutions to fully endorse the European Commission’s recommendation to return to the 80/20 airport slot usage rate for the Winter 2022-23 season. It is imperative that the EU Counci...

ACI EUROPE joins European Commission’s Alliance for Zero-Emission Aviation

ACI EUROPE today officially joined the Alliance for Zero-Emission Aviation (AZEA)1, a voluntary initiative spearheaded by the European Commission bringing aviation stakeholders together to prepare Europe for hydrogen and electric flight. The Alliance will build on the findings of the industry-led...

European airports handle an additional 660 million passengers in the first half of 2022

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report covering the month of June, as well as Q2 and the first half (H1) of 2022. EXPONENTIAL PASSENGER GROWTH LED BY EU+ MARKET IN H1 Passenger traffic in the European airport network jumped by +247% in H1 2022 compared to ...

Statement from Europe’s airports and ground handlers on current operational disruptions

Statement from Europe’s airports and ground handlers on current operational disruptions

Airports and ground handlers have today spoken out about the complex operational challenges they face as we enter the summer travel season.  In a joint statement, Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) and Fabio Gamba, Managing Director of ASA (Airport...

Airport climate action reaches new milestone in Europe

At the 2022 ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference and Exhibition taking place in Palermo, the European airport industry marked a key milestone of more than 200 airports engaged in climate action within Airport Carbon Accreditation. At the latest count, 204 European airports were engaged in c...

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