UPCOMING EVENTS

The ACI EUROPE Security Summit

The ACI EUROPE Security Summit

When: 17–19 September 2019

Where: Dan Tel Aviv, Israel

The ACI EUROPE Security Summit will bring together senior airport security experts, agencies and senior administrators in Tel Aviv to address the current important security issues facing the aviation industry. Bringing you enriching and engaging sessions with presentations from a powerful selection of top airport security experts and the leading security technology companies.

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ACI Airport Exchange

Airport Exchange

When: 25-27 November 2019

Where: ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

ACI Airport Exchange is the largest event in the trade-body’s calendar, bringing together airport executives from across disciplines for specialist conferences, leadership keynotes briefings, an extensive airport services exhibition and social events.

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Airport Commercial Retail

Airport Commercial and Retail

When: 21-23 April 2020

Where: Cubex Center Prague, Czech Republic

The ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition is the meeting place for those delivering non-aeronautical revenue success in airports. The conference, exhibition and social events are attended by senior airport commercial executives, operators and brands, as well as their business partners from retail, food & beverage, travel services and media.

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Latest News

Transform or die – Airports & the Sustainability challenge

Posted 2 July 2019 | 4:11 pm

The 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress, hosted by Hermes Airports, took place in Limassol on 25-27 June 2019. The theme was Transform or die – Airports & the Sustainability challenge. The event attracted more than 350 aviation executives from over 40 countries. Significantly, the event saw the announcement of a NetZero2050 commitment, ACI […]

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Climate takes centre-stage

Posted 26 June 2019 | 8:04 am

The issue of climate change had significant political visibility in mid-noughties, until the economic & financial crisis pushed it from the front pages. Nevertheless, airport operators have been engaged in climate action since 2009, notably through Airport Carbon Accreditation, but in the past 5 years, climate change has gone from being about mitigation to the […]

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Rome Fiumicino wins ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in ‘over 25m passengers’ category

Posted 26 June 2019 | 8:00 am

This year’s ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in the ‘over 25 million passengers’ category went to Rome Fiumicino. This year’s ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in the ‘over 25 million passengers’ category went to Rome Fiumicino. It is the second consecutive year that the airport has triumphed in the category. Rome Fiumicino Airport excels in […]

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Connectivity: The moment when things really started to blur

Posted 24 June 2019 | 11:42 am

For the past 5 years, ACI EUROPE has published its annual Airport Industry Connectivity Report highlighting the ebbs, flows and trends in air connectivity – a key metric of the EU Aviation Strategy. In that time, in parallel to tracking airports’ connectivity, it has also reported the implications of intriguing shifts in airline business strategies. […]

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WHAT IS ACI EUROPE?

ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International. ACI is the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI EUROPE represents over 450 airports in 44 countries. Member airports handle 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe, welcoming over 1.5 billion passengers each year.

ABOUT ACI

ACI is the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI, headquartered in Montreal, is a non-profit-making organisation representing over 1,861 airports in 177 countries and territories worldwide. We are organised into five geographical regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, North America, each with its own board of elected airport leaders. In 2013, airports worldwide welcomed 5.95 billion arriving and departing passengers and handled 93.6 million metric tonnes of cargo and 79.6 million movements.

The voice of Europe’s airports

ACI EUROPE, based in Brussels, Belgium, represents the interests of over 450 airports in 44 countries. Our members account for over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe. In 2012, member airports handled 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe, welcoming over 1.6 billion passengers, 16.7 million tonnes of freight and more than 16 million aircraft movements.

ACI EUROPE promotes the exchange of industry know-how through our internal committee structure and extensive schedule of conferences and exhibitions. By actively seeking the views of airport members, we generate comprehensive common policies that serve as a reference to the entire aviation industry.

We work on a day-to-day basis with the institutions of the European Union, the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and the European Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) , the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the full spectrum of the air transport supply and wider aviation sector. Colleagues at ACI World pursue the same mission with the International Civil Aviation Organisation of the United Nations (ICAO) and other world organisations.

Getting the right message across

Legislation affecting civil aviation is increasingly enacted at the European level. ACI EUROPE has privileged access to EU legislators, which no individual airport, however important, could hope to achieve. Airports are important national and regional assets : our mission is to work closely with policy makers and industry partners, thereby ensuring that European airports are fully integrated in decision making processes affecting our industry.

Our intelligence network enables us to anticipate and influence, from the moment of conception, the development of legislative or regulatory initiatives impacting not only our members, but the entire aviation industry. We are currently engaged in important work on the environment, airport capacity, air passenger rights, airport charges, ground handling, slot allocation and airport competition.

All research shows that airports contribute significantly to the economic and social development of the regions which they serve. By mobilising our in-house expertise, EU contacts and a range of communication tools, we aim to promote a wider understanding of the challenges facing civil aviation in Europe.