ACI EUROPE Activities
2016 is ACI EUROPE’s 25th anniversary year. Here, a selection of airport members and World Business Partners offer their congratulations, share their thoughts on the evolution of the airports sector over the past 25 years, and look ahead to the next 25. Report by Ross Falconer.
By Robert O’Meara
ACI EUROPE visits Kiev to discuss the EU-Ukraine aviation agreement and Ukrainian aviation policy issues
On 6 October, ACI EUROPE participated in the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition “AeroCongress – 2016” in Kiev, organised by the association “Airports of Ukraine” of Civil Aviation (AAUCA). Director General of ACI EUROPE Olivier Jankovec and General Counsel Gerard Borel presented the European state of the airport industry and provided updates on the EU Aviation Package and the main airport regulatory issues.
The ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in the category for airports with ‘over 25 million passengers’ went to London Heathrow for the second consecutive year, with the judges recognising its effective operations enhancements, partnership with ATC and airlines, and its engagement with the community, environment and charitable causes.
Brussels Airport won this year’s ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in the ‘10-25 million passenger’ category in recognition of the passenger experience enhancements delivered by its new central Connector building. A special Leader of the Year Award was presented to Arnaud Feist, CEO Brussels Airport Company, for his leadership, courage, decisiveness and wisdom in managing the aftermath of the terrorist attack at Brussels Airport on 22 March. He spoke to Ross Falconer.