ACI EUROPE Activities
As is customary in the beginning of each year, ACI EUROPE holds its New Year’s Reception in the European Parliament in Brussels. This year’s event on 23 January was kindly hosted by MEPs Gabriele Preuß (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats) & Wim van de Camp (Group of the European People’s Party) – both of them members of the Committee on Transport & Tourism of the European Parliament.
Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC), which is responsible for the management and operations of the new $1.8 billion Muscat International Airport, Salalah Airport, and other regional airports in the Sultanate of Oman, last week hosted the 11th ACI Airport Exchange, staged jointly by ACI EUROPE, ACI Asia-Pacific and ACI World.
Hamad International Airport shared its vision and future plans at the OAMC-hosted ACI Airport Exchange in Muscat
Hamad International Airport (HIA) actively participated in the ACI Airport Exchange as a Gold Sponsor. The event, hosted by Oman Airports Management Company, took place last week and gathered more than 1,400 leading experts from across the Middle East, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world to exchange insights and knowledge about the aviation sector.
In Europe, 466 regional airports in 44 countries are ACI EUROPE’s members. These airports play a pivotal role in strengthening Europe’s air connectivity and national economies. They represent 91.7% of the European airport network, with 209 carriers and 14,600 routes to 724 destinations in 2017. Federico Bonaudi spells out the value these airports bring, in ACI EUROPE’s latest publication “European Regional Airports – Connecting People, Places & Products.”
To keep pace both with the rapidly-increasing number of global travellers, and evolving security threats, airports are constantly looking for ways to enhance performance and security.