ACI has thrown its support behind the construction of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), which it says will be necessary to meet future demand in the region.
Worldwide passenger traffic was up by nearly 5% in June, compared with the same time last year, but high fuel prices and a struggling Japan continued to push down cargo activity.
Airports Council International has appointed Dr Rafael Echevarne as its new director of economics and programme development, to take up the role in September.
Greg Principato, president of ACI North America has written to US President Barack Obama calling for an end to the federal government’s restrictions on airport funding.
Worldwide passenger traffic climbed 6.6% in May, despite a continued decline in people traveling to Africa and Japan.
ACI is cautiously projecting an upturn in cargo traffic next year, although the road to recovery looks like it will be a long one for airfreight, writes Joe Bates.
ACI’s decision to team up with ICAO to create the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) has redefined the training manual, writes Paul Behnke.
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