German airports ”shut down” | Security staff on strike

11 German airports will be on strike tomorrow as the Verdi union has called on aviation security workers to go on a day-long stoppage, grounding flights at some of Germany’s biggest airports, including the global hub of Frankfurt, in the latest wave of strike action by transport workers affecting Europe’s biggest economy. Security staff will […]

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ForwardKeys: Travel Retail bounces back in 2023

Travel data firm, ForwardKeys, latest air ticketing data reflects a better year for travel retailers and airports as post-covid consumer preferences swing in a more premium direction. And despite the economic slowdown, business travel continues. As airlines and airports are scrambling to rebuild air connectivity with Asia, some Eastern European airports have managed to position […]

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ACI calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports for the benefit of travellers and communities

Airports Council International (ACI) World today calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports as social and economic engines of communities worldwide and for the benefit of the travelling public. The call to action supports the recent ACI World Resolution Restoring Economic Equilibrium that urges governments to acknowledge the changed risk profile of […]

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Airports Council International launches brand new event “Airports Innovate”

• Event will be delivered in partnership with ACI Asia-Pacific, ACI EUROPE and ACI World • Oman Airports to host the event in Muscat • Register now and take advantage of the 15% early bird discount Airports Council International’s annual global trade show is returning in a new format after a two-year hiatus. Branded as […]

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European airports handle an additional 660 million passengers in the first half of 2022

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report covering the month of June, as well as Q2 and the first half (H1) of 2022. Passenger traffic in the European airport network jumped by +247% in H1 2022 compared to the same period last year -resulting in airports across the continent handling […]

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ACI Europe: Air connectivity recovery incomplete and uneven

On the eve of its 32nd Annual Congress and General Assembly, ACI EUROPE is today publishing the Airport Industry Connectivity Report for 2022, which reveals that the recovery of European air connectivity from the COVID-19 pandemic is uneven and still difficult. This reflects the combination of yet not fully lifted travel restrictions, the impact of […]

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A stop-start recovery in 2021 revealed in fragmented traffic results for Europe’s airports

1.4 billion passengers lost in 2021 compared to pre-pandemic (2019) levels Passenger traffic increasing by +37% in 2021 compared to 2020, but still at -59% compared to 2019 Omicron stalling the recovery in passenger traffic – especially in the EU+ area TOP 5 European airports in 2021:  1. Istanbul, 2. Moscow-Sheremetyevo, 3. Paris-CDG, 4. Amsterdam-Schiphol, 5. […]

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ACI Europe: Europe’s airports have lost 1,26 billion passengers

On the eve of ACI EUROPE’s 31st Annual Congress and General Assembly, the airport association has set the scene with the release of its latest traffic data, revised forecasts, and the publication of the Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2021. Europe’s airports have lost 1.26 billion passengers so far this year1 – a decrease of -62% […]

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European Commission Slots Decision Out of Touch with Reality, Damages Sustainability and Industry Recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) branded the European Commission’s (EC) decision to set the winter slot use threshold at 50% as “out of touch with reality,” and argued that the EC had ignored the advice and evidence presented by EU member states and the airline industry, which had made the case for a much […]

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