Airports Council International - Europe

ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International (ACI), the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI EUROPE represents over 500 airports in 45 European countries. In 2015, our member airports handled over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe, welcoming more than 1.9 billion passengers, 18.9 million tonnes of freight and 22.8 million aircraft movements. These airports contribute to the employment of 12.3 million people, generating €675 billion each year (4.1%) of GDP in Europe.

Press releases

Europe’s airports welcomed a record- breaking 2 billion passengers in 2016

February 17, 2017

  • Traffic growth gained substantial momentum in H2 and Q4 of 2016
  • EU destinations benefitted from shift in leisure market
  • Changing places in the TOP 5 hubs in Europe
  • LCCs’ move upmarket a key driver of passenger traffic growth
  • Freight posted highest growth since 2010
  • Europe reported highest air traffic growth in the world in December 

New study reveals consumers paying higher air fares at congested airports

January 25, 2017

Brussels, 25 January 2017: Yesterday saw the release of a new research study in which SEO Amsterdam Economics & Cranfield University found that consumers in Europe are paying €2.1 billion a year in additional air fares, due to capacity constraints at airports.

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