Global airport industry climate action passes 200 airports milestone

The global airport industry issued an update on the progress it has been making in addressing its CO2 emissions, through the independent and voluntary global certification program, Airport Carbon Accreditation. There are now 201 airports across the world certified at one of the 4 levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation, and 35 airports are carbon neutral. The airports in […]

US Aviation industry applauds Trump administration’s actions and urges reforms

While the first month of the Trump administration has been characterized as chaotic and contentious at best, the U.S. aviation industry has generally welcomed the new government with open arms.   Elaine Chao approved head of DOT First, the new Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao , sailed through the confirmation process, winning full Senate approval by […]

ACI: Strong first quarter passenger traffic even as March numbers moderate

ACI reports that global passenger traffic delivered strong year-over-year growth in January and February, up +6.9% and +9.2% respectively, although traffic growth moderated in March, but still grew by +5.7%. As a result, total passenger growth for the first quarter of 2016 was +7.3%, led by international traffic, up +8.2%, with domestic passenger growth up […]

ACI: airport industry shows greater reliance on pax-related revenues

Airport revenues experienced strong growth in financial year 2014, reports Airports Council International (ACI) in the 20th edition of the Airport Economics Report and Key Performance Indicators released this past week. Although financial performance varied by region, industry revenues as a whole grew by 8.2% from 2013, reaching over US$142 billion in 2014. Revenues from commercial and non-operating […]

ACI: Passenger growth +6.9% in May

Global passenger traffic in May continued the growth pattern seen over the past twelve months, reports Airports Councils International. Total passenger traffic increased by 6.9% compared to May of 2014, with international passenger traffic up 7.3% and domestic traffic up 6.7%. All regions reported gains in total passenger traffic, with Asia-Pacific and the Middle East […]

ACI, IATA, CANSO, ICAO convene to discuss risks

Following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI) and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), held a high level meeting last week in Montreal to jointly express their strong con- demnation of the use of weapons against civil […]