Friday, June 14, 2024

ACI EUROPE dismayed at AMS capacity reduction

ACI EUROPE reacted with dismay to the decision of the Dutch Government to drastically reduce the capacity at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol connects the Netherlands to the world. Along with KLM in particular and many other airlines, the airport has established strong hub operations, delivering air connectivity at levels and of quality that are […]

ACI Europe: a stop start recovery in 2021

ACI Europe: a stop start recovery in 2021

The full year 2021 & December 2021 traffic report released today by ACI EUROPE reveals the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the airport industry. While passenger traffic across the European airport network increased by +37% in 2021 compared to 2020, it still remained -59% below pre-pandemic (2019) levels.Olivier Jankovec, director general of ACI EUROPE said: “After losing 1.72 […]

Airports applaud EC Co-ordination Framework

The European airport industry has applauded the European Commission (EC) for its proposed comprehensive co-ordination framework for travel restrictions. The industry’s trade body ACI EUROPE strongly urged all EU/Schengen States not only to urgently endorse this framework, but also adhere to it. This EC proposal comes as ACI EUROPE is releasing fresh data showing that […]

Airlines and airports decry unco-ordinated EU external border reopenings

Despite agreeing at EU Council level to a scientific-based approach and endorsing their own “white list” recommendation just one week ago, EU States are adopting extremely diverging lists. As a result, there is very little clarity and significant uncertainty on which citizens can travel where. This has effectively led to a patchwork system of travel restrictions and […]

Airports call for ambitious reform of outdated EU slot allocation regime

ACI EUROPE has set out its recommendations for a comprehensive overhaul of the EU Airport Slot Regulation – calling for vital and overdue change in the way airport slot allocation is governed. For the most part, the core principles of existing legislation date back some 27 years and are no longer fit for purpose to […]

Not a good month for EU airfreight

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE, has released its latest air traffic report for October 2019, measuring all of commercial aviation flights: full service, regionals, low cost and charter. And it is not a good story for EU airfreight. Freight traffic that month kept falling for the 12th consecutive month at -2.6% (compared with -2.8% in […]

ACI Europe: Freight takes the brunt of slowdown

European airports have had a difficult start to 2019, with the freight sector feeling the brunt of the slowdown, according to Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. In the first half of 2019, freight traffic fell by 3.5% compared to 3.3% growth in the same period of 2018, and the outlook is not good. June was […]

ACI Europe: Another weak month for airports

Airfreight across European airports had another difficult month in May, experiencing the seventh consecutive months of declines, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe reports. Airports inside the European Union saw traffic falling 2.3% while non-EU airports also declined by 1.6%. Out of the top 10 European freight airports, only Madrid, Liege, Paris Charles de Gaulle and […]

ACI Europe: Freight feels the cold November rain

Freight traffic across European airports fell for the first time in three years in November due to the challenging geopolitical and economic environment, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe reports. Among EU airports, freight traffic was down 2.1% and non-EU airports were up 3.6%, with Liege Airport, Istanbul Ataturk and Madrid Airport the only top 10 […]

ACI Europe: Strong growth continues in November

Freight traffic has remained consistent across Europe with growth of 8.6 per cent in November, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe reports. The association says growth has been stronger at non-European Union (EU) airports, up 12.7 per cent year-on-year, with EU hubs also performing well, up 7.9 per cent. Freight volumes have been strong throughout the […]

ACI Europe: Airports continue to see strong growth in Q3

Freight volumes across Europe have grown by 9.5 per cent in the third quarter, continuing the trend seen in the previous quarter, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe reports. European Union (EU) airports grew by 8.4 per cent and non-EU hubs proving stronger with a 16.3 per cent rise during the third quarter. In September, freight […]

ACI Europe: Airfreight continues to grow at double digit rates

Airfreight volumes at European airports continue to fly high with 10.9 per cent year-on-year growth in August, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. European Union (EU) airports reported growth of 10.2 per cent in August with non-EU rising at a faster rate, up 14.9 per cent. The EU’s top five airfreight hubs reported strong growth, […]

Strong growth continues in July at European airports

Freight traffic across European airports continues to see strong growth with volumes increasing 10.5 per cent year-on-year, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. Non European Union (EU) airports experienced the strongest growth, rising 23.3 per cent while EU hubs were up 8.5 per cent in July. On a year-to-date (YTD) basis freight was up nine […]

European airports have best start to year since 2010

Freight traffic across European airports had their best first half year since 2010 with 8.7 per cent growth, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe reports. Airports inside the European Union (EU) registered growth of 7.8 per cent while those outside were up 14.4 per cent, with major hubs in Turkey and Russia performing well. In Turkey, […]

Upgrades to Ireland’s biggest runway at Shannon Airport

Ireland’s longest runway at Shannon Airport is being upgraded this week and proving a triumph of logistics as the equivalent of one football pitch is re-laid between dusk and dawn each night, the airport has revealed. Shortly before midnight, following the last arrival/departure at Shannon, a team of 90 vehicles and 70 people roll in […]

Europe’s airports call on UK to set detailed Brexit position

The European airport industry today once again warned about Brexit and its potential impact on European air transport, connectivity and the wider economy during a public hearing in the European Parliament in Brussels. The Airport Council International (ACI) Europe says more than a year on from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU), the uncertainty as to what will happen when the UK will […]

ACI Europe: impressive freight performance in May

Freight traffic posted impressive monthly year-on-year (YOY) growth of 12.2 per cent in May, according to the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. The airport trade body say this surge was on the back of improved economic conditions globally and a rebound in international trade. Big movers YOY in May included London Heathrow Airport at 10.7 […]

Munich Airport CEO elected new president of ACI Europe

Munich Airport president and chief executive officer (CEO), Dr. Michael Kerkloh has been elected president of Airport Council International (ACI) Europe. Dr. Kerkloh has served on the board of the airport trade association for many years, most recently as the organization’s first vice president. ACI Europe represents the interests of more than 500 airports in 45 European countries. […]

ACI Europe: 3.4% growth in February for European airports

Freight traffic across European airports grew 3.4 per cent in February with the strongest growth coming from non-European Union airports, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. It says European Union (EU) airports were up 2.7 per cent in February while non-EU hubs grew 4.7 per cent. Freight volumes grew 5.4 per cent in the first […]

ACI Europe: Europe off to booming start in 2017

Freight traffic in Europe continue to fly high with 8.4 per cent year-on-year (YOY) growth in January, helped by improved macro-economic conditions, especially in the Eurozone, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. The association says freight has been particularly strong at non-EU airports, with 13 per cent growth YOY and the EU registered a 7.1 per […]

ACI Europe: December surge pushes up volumes in 2016

Freight across European airports grew 4.1 per cent in 2016 with a major surge in December, particularly at non-European Union (EU) hubs, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. EU airports grew 4.4 per cent in 2016 and non-EU hubs by 3.2 per cent, while freight across the continent was up 10.2 per cent in December, […]

ACI Europe: European freight jumps 8.7% in October

Freight traffic at European airports has jumped by 8.7 per cent in October, the best monthly performance for over five years, according to figures from Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. The October figure was the best monthly performance since May 2011, with European Union (EU) airports registering an average increase of seven per cent while […]

Brexit and Heathrow runway decision hotly debated at AOA conference

The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) and the Government’s decision to back Heathrow Airport for a third runway, dominated discussions at the Airport Operators Association (AOA) annual conference today. Delegates at the Hilton London Metropole heard from a range of speakers, including the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling. During a […]

ACI Europe: Freight makes “surprising surge” in September

Freight traffic at European airports rebounded at the strongest rate since May 2011, with a “surprising surge” in September of 7.9 per cent, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. Freight grew 4.1 per cent in the third quarter, helped by the September surge, and is up 2.6 per cent on a year-to-date basis. The four […]

IATA and ACI Europe welcome Heathrow expansion decision

Airports Council International (ACI) Europe and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have both cautiously welcomed the UK government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow Airport. The UK government announced its approval for the third runway almost 14 months after the Airports Commission, which it set up in 2012, published its report recommending […]

ACI Europe: Growth at EU hubs makes up for non-EU decline

Freight volumes grew by 2.3 per cent in July with European Union (EU) airports making up for declines at non-EU hubs, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. The association says that freight traffic across all European airports were up 2.3 per cent, with EU hubs registering growth of 1.3 per cent while non-EU airports were […]

ACI Europe: EU airports growing, non-EU hubs struggling

Airports across Europe saw freight volumes increase by 2.1 per cent in the first half of 2016, with European Union (EU) hubs making up for non-EU ones struggling, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. EU airports saw growth of 3.2 per cent in the first half of 2016 but non-EU hubs were down 3.9 per […]

ACI Europe: Growth in May but uncertainty ahead

Freight traffic at European airports grew by 2.8 per cent in May, with European Union (EU) hubs making for falls outside the EU, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says. EU airports grew by 3.8 per cent in May while non-EU hubs were down 4.4 per cent. In the first five months of 2015, freight grew […]

ACI Europe attacks “extraordinary claims” made by A4E

Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has hit back at the “extraordinary claim” made by Airlines for Europe (A4E) that airport charges have increased by 80 per cent over the past 10 years. ACI Europe says in reality the top 21 European Union and European Free Trade Association have increased charges by 25.4 per cent in […]

Cargo growth in Europe outshines passenger business in April

Europe’s air cargo market was given a lift as the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe reports in its monthly report that freight traffic rose year-on-year (YOY) by 5.5 per cent across the continent in April. For once, the air cargo industry outshone the passenger business for growth, which grew YOY by only three per cent. The […]