ACI EUROPE Activities
İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş – the company building the world’s biggest new airport 35km north of Istanbul – will host ACI Airport Exchange 2015 on 8-10 December at the new Istanbul Congress Center. The event, staged jointly by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia Pacific, combines an extensive airport services exhibition with five specialist conferences. In addition, an ‘Istanbul New Airport Development Conference’, dedicated to the €10.2 billion new airport, will be combined with the first-ever large-scale guided visits to the construction site.
The 9th ACI Airport Exchange, presented jointly by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, took place in Paris on 3-5 November 2014, hosted by Aéroports de Paris. The theme, ‘Best in class airports: Learn from the best to be the best’, resonated throughout the six conference streams, which were complemented by a diverse exhibition and a fantastic networking social programme.
In October ACI EUROPE met with the Italian Transport Minister, Maurizio Lupi, together with Italian airport association Assaeroporti.
The Director General of ACI EUROPE, Olivier Jankovec, visited Georgia in September at the special invitation of the United Airports of Georgia (UAG) – the owner of all Georgia’s four airports, which became a member of ACI EUROPE exactly one year ago.
Following the renewed warnings issued in EUROCONTROL’s Challenges of Growth report last year, the European Economic & Social Committee (EESC) held a public hearing on Airport Capacity in the EU on 30 September 2014. Representatives of various stakeholders from the aviation industry participated in a lively discussion on how best to address the looming Airport Capacity Crunch facing Europe. Elliott Bailey reports.