Thursday, June 20, 2024

Top airport experts gather in Montreal for the first ACI World Committee Forum

Airports Council International (ACI) World welcomes top airport experts from around the world for the inaugural ACI World Committee Forum focused on strengthening global aviation collaboration. This groundbreaking event is being held from 17­­-21 June 2024, at the Doubletree Hilton in Montreal, the World Capital of Civil Aviation. READ: ANTONOV AIRLINES: A SOARING UKRAINIAN TITAN The […]

October cargo figures paint gloomy picture

Airports Council International (ACI) World reports that global passenger traffic grew by +2.3% in October, slightly less than the +2.6% rate recorded in September. At the same time, against a global economic backdrop that remains quite challenging, the decline in the global air freight industry continued in October, falling by -2.9% on a year-over-year basis. […]

Freight at Nairobi grows 75.5% as Africa tops regional growth

Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport saw the most significant growth of global gateways in August, according to figures released by the Airports Council International (ACI). The airport recorded a 75.5 per cent year-over-year (YOY) increase in freight volumes, but having been in negative territory for several months in the last year, it was able to recover […]

Asia continues to drive air cargo demand, ACI reports

The Airports Council International (ACI) says airports in China contributed 23.5 per cent to growth in air cargo volumes in 2016 as business continues to shift eastward. This was detailed in latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report by ACI, which found  Chinese hubs are the largest contributor to global growth in overall air transport […]

Freight volumes up 8.9% in July, ACI reports

The Airports Council International (ACI) says in July freight volumes increased by 8.9 per cent fuelled by strengthening global trade and industrial production. On a year-to-date basis, global volume reached 8.4 per cent, which ACI notes drawing a particularly stark contrast with July 2016, where this number stood at 0.9 per cent. Most regions posted […]

ACI: Volumes to rise 7.4% over the next two years

The Airports Council International (ACI) forecasts in its latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report that air cargo volumes will rise at rates averaging 7.4 per cent worldwide for the rest of the year and into 2018. ACI says over a two-year period, this growth will add up to an estimated 16.9 million additional tonnes by […]

ACI: stronger global economy drives May growth of 11.1%

The strengthening global economy fuelled growth of 11.1 per cent in airfreight in May, according to the Airports Council International (ACI). ACI says after a period of economic uncertainty regarding US trade policy and risks related to the UK’s vote to withdraw from the European Union, global commerce is “no longer sidelined”. The association says […]

ACI: freight up 8.3% in Q1 across world’s airports

The Airports Council International (ACI) says improvements in business confidence, economic outlook and global trade helped revive airfreight volumes at the world’s airports in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017. ACI notes overall freight volumes increased 8.3 per cent year-over-year in Q1 of 2017 and 10.9 per cent for the month of March with this increase coinciding […]

Scholte to step down as chair of the CCA in June

Cool Chain Association (CCA) chairman Sebastiaan Scholte (pictured above) is to step down from the role at the association’s AGM in June. Speaking at IATA’s WCS he explained to Air Cargo Week he is proud of the work achieved over the four years he has been at the helm, and feels the CCA has grown […]

ACI: 5.7% volumes growth across world’s airports in January

The Airports Council International (ACI) reports that air cargo volumes grew at airport across the globe by year-on-year (YOY) by 5.7 per cent in January. All regions posted surges ACI explains, including hubs in the Latin-America Caribbean market. Africa saw growth of 9.6 per cent, Europe 8.3 per cent, North America 5.1 per cent, the Middle […]

ACI-NA says US hubs need infrastructure investment of $100bn

Los Angeles International Airport

The Airports Council International (ACI) North America (NA) estimates in an infrastructure report that US gateways need investment of just shy of $100 billion to cope with the growth in cargo volumes and passengers. ACI-NA estimates in its Airport Infrastructure Needs: 2017-2021 report that US airports have a collective funding need of $99.9 billion over the […]

Strong November for cargo traffic at Europe’s gateways

European airport trade association the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has reported that freight traffic grew strongly in November 2016 compared to the same month in 2015. ACI Europe says the region’s airports posted cargo growth of 6.5 per cent in November and this was largely driven by non-European Union gateways – in contrast with passenger traffic. […]

ACI: strong volumes growth of 6.6% in October

The Airports Council International (ACI) says freight volumes grew by 6.6 per cent October at the globe’s gateways – well above the 2.1 per cent 12 month average growth rate. ACI says it was driven by the 9.9 per cent growth rate in international freight, which was accompanied by a 0.5 per cent decline in […]

ACI: strong growth of 5.9% in September

Airfreight volumes surged by 5.9 per cent in September, according to the Airports Council International (ACI) and for once the Middle East was not the main driver of growth. ACI says international freight grew by seven per cent compared to domestic growth of 3.3 per cent, which has helped airfreight volumes inch up 1.8 per cent […]

ACI: airfreight volumes remained sluggish in July

Incheon International Airport

Airfreight markets were left behind the passenger traffic growth of 5.4 per cent recording a 1.9 per cent growth in total freight during the month of July, the Airports Council International (ACI) reports. ACI says there was an “optimistic” 3.9 per cent growth in international freight, which was counterbalanced by a 2.7 per cent decline […]

ACI: growth in volumes sluggish in 1H of 2016

The Airports Council International (ACI) says airfreight markets were “substantially weaker” than passenger markets in the first half of 2016, posting marginal 0.5 per cent growth in total freight on a year-to-date basis. This the airport trade association says was largely due to a subdued growth in emerging markets and developing economies and a modest […]

ACI: airfreight volumes lacklustre in May

The Airports Council International (ACI) says airfreight volumes remained in a “lacklustre state in May, due to the backdrop of sluggish global trade growth. ACI explains while the industry was vulnerable to the macroeconomic context, it was also competing with other modes of delivery as freight load factors continued to exhibit weakness. Total global freight […]

Subdued growth in emerging markets hit airfreight in 2015, ACI says

Air cargo markets were “substantially weaker” in 2015 compared to passenger figures with a modest 2.3 per cent growth in total freight, according to the Airports Council International (ACI). The association says this was largely due to subdued growth in emerging markets and developing economies, along with a more modest recovery in advanced economies. ACI […]

ACI: airfreight up 0.3% per cent in October

Airfreight volumes were up marginally by 0.3 per cent in October, but varied considerably by region, according to the Airports Council International (ACI). ACI explains that cargo markets were “significantly weaker as compared to passenger markets” and international freight grew at 0.3 per cent and domestic freight at 0.2 per cent. The results for major […]

ACI: air cargo volumes up 1.4% in September

Airfreight volumes inched up by more than one per cent in September lead by the North American market, according to the Airports Council International (ACI). ACI says: “Markets remain relatively weak as compared to passenger traffic. An emerging market slowdown led by China has resulted in more subdued growth in airfreight volumes across the world’s […]