ACI EUROPE EVENTS

Conferences and Exhibitions for All Aspects of the Airport Industry

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.

Upcoming Events

ACI Airport Exchange

Annual Assembly & Congress

When: 20-22 October 2020

Where: InterContinental, Geneva, Switzerland

The ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress addresses the most important issues facing the senior leadership of the aviation industry, bringing you enriching and engaging educational sessions and opportunities to network with peers from around the globe.

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& Congress website

ACI Airport Exchange

Airport Commercial and Retail

When: 8-10 December 2020

Where: RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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and Retail website

ACI Airport Exchange

Airport Exchange

When: 8-10 December 2020

Where: RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Airport Exchange is Airports Council International’s biggest annual trade show and is a truly global event drawing 1,000+ attendees, 70+ exhibitors & sponsors, and 100+ expert speakers.

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Latest News

Airports welcome new European Health Safety Protocol as “risk-based, effective, proportionate and practical”

Posted 21 May 2020 | 8:29 am

ACI EUROPE has signalled a safe return to air travel, as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published their anticipated Aviation Health Safety Protocol. ACI EUROPE has signalled a safe return to air travel, as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre […]

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Airports warn of irreversible consequences to air connectivity, tourism and local economies

Posted 12 May 2020 | 3:28 pm

ACI EUROPE has revealed that Europe’s airports saw a -98.6% drop in passenger traffic during April compared with the same period last year, resulting in a loss of -202 million passengers. The European network of 500+ airports welcomed only 2.8 million passengers in April. ACI EUROPE has revealed that Europe’s airports saw a -98.6% drop in passenger traffic […]

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COVID-19 crisis: We need a strong Europe

Posted 22 April 2020 | 3:29 pm

23 CEOs and Presidents of major EU companies and industry federations call on the EU to spur solidarity across the bloc. This cross-industry statement comes as the EU Heads of State and Government prepare for a video conference on 23 April 2020 that will focus on recovery post-COVID-19. 23 CEOs and Presidents of major EU […]

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Unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on European airports clear in March passenger numbers

Posted 15 April 2020 | 1:47 pm

The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on European airports is clear as March passenger numbers are released. “Restoring air connectivity will be a cornerstone of economic recovery,” says Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE. ACI EUROPE calls for effective EU and international coordination and launches dedicated “OFF THE GROUND” project. As Europe’s economies have come to […]

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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.