Europe's airports enjoyed "a very good year" in 2017 with passenger numbers rising by an impressive 8.5% across the continent, according to the latest traffic figures from ACI Europe.
Aviation’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and biofuels, which could account for 25% of all jet fuel by 2050, were just a few of the topics discussed during today’s opening sessions of the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva.
It has been an encouraging start to 2017 for Europe’s airports with Q1 passenger traffic growing by an average of 6.9% across the continent, according to ACI Europe.
Airports Council International (ACI) leaders gave their thoughts on the economic opportunties and challenges facing airports at last week's Airport Economics & Finance Conference and Exhibition in London, and as expected money matters and Brexit were high on the agenda.
Europe’s airports enjoyed their best ever year in 2016, handling more than two billion passengers between them for the first time as they posted average growth of 5.1%.
Private involvement in Europe’s airports has increased significantly – driven by a mix of deliberate policy choices, State budgetary constraints, and the need to promote air connectivity by investing in the development of airport infrastructure.
A total of 1.95 billion passengers used Europe’s airports in 2015 as traffic across the network grew by an average +5.2%, according to ACI Europe.
ACI Europe has released its traffic report for November, which found Europe’s airports grew by 5.3% and non-EU gateways rose by 5.4%.
EU airport traffic is outpacing non-EU for the first time in eight years, European airport trade body ACI Europe has reported.
The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme now covers every region of the globe after it was announced at the 23rd ACI Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Annual Conference and General Assembly in Cancun last week it was to be extended to airports in Latin America and the Caribbean.