ACI EUROPE Activities
For many airports across Europe, the summer has been pretty good – with demand for air transport significantly outperforming wider economic conditions and airlines (cautiously) adding more capacity. The peak 61 days of July and August saw passenger traffic grow by 5.6%, while freight increased by 3.1%.
On the occasion of the retirement of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol COO Ad Rutten there was quite a turnout. Mr Rutten featured regularly in airport news, not least during his two-year tenure as President of ACI EUROPE. He began his airport career working in the police force at Schiphol, moved to KLM and other partners on the airport site, eventually moving to Schiphol Group.
Marco Pernetta was appointed Managing Director of Innsbruck Airport in April, continuing his career with the airport, where he has been a Member of the Executive Board since 2005.
As we are preparing to assemble in Frankfurt for our 24th Annual Congress & General Assembly, trading conditions have continued to improve markedly since the beginning of the year.
2014 is off to a pretty good start with more than 80% of Europe’s airports registering passenger growth – our best performance in more than 2 years.