ACI EUROPE Activities
The 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress, hosted by Hermes Airports, took place in Limassol on 25-27 June 2019. The theme was Transform or die – Airports & the Sustainability challenge. The event attracted more than 350 aviation executives from over 40 countries. Significantly, the event saw the announcement of a NetZero2050 commitment, ACI EUROPE’s new Sustainability Strategy for Airports, and the 15th ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards.
The issue of climate change had significant political visibility in mid-noughties, until the economic & financial crisis pushed it from the front pages. Nevertheless, airport operators have been engaged in climate action since 2009, notably through Airport Carbon Accreditation, but in the past 5 years, climate change has gone from being about mitigation to the need to urgently address the climate emergency. So, what’s the next step? Written by Robert O’Meara & Marina Bylinsky
This year’s ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in the ‘over 25 million passengers’ category went to Rome Fiumicino.
For the past 5 years, ACI EUROPE has published its annual Airport Industry Connectivity Report highlighting the ebbs, flows and trends in air connectivity – a key metric of the EU Aviation Strategy. In that time, in parallel to tracking airports’ connectivity, it has also reported the implications of intriguing shifts in airline business strategies. This year’s edition is no exception. Robert O’Meara reports.