Top 20 markets for air travel demand forecast according to latest ACI World data

Source: ACI World ACI World releases its flagship World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2023–2052 Airports Council International (ACI) World today releases the annual World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) 2023­–2052 dataset, showing the Top 20 markets for air travel demand among other key air traffic findings. The latest WATF extends its horizon by an impressive 10 years, offering a comprehensive 30-year perspective on airport traffic forecasts at global, regional, and country levels. The flagship resource covers data sourced from 141 countries, introducing 29 new countries, to provide granular forecasts for passengers, air cargo volumes (in metric tonnes) and aircraft movements. ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: "The projections indicate that global passenger traffic is set to reach 9.7 billion by [...]

2024-02-14T20:00:55+02:00February 14th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

Aena airports in Spain close 2023 with more than 283 million passengers

Source: Aena This is 16.2% higher than in 2022 and 2.9% better than in 2019 In the words of the Chairman and CEO of Aena, Maurici Lucena, “these record figures in air transport are fundamental for the economic and social development of Spain. We should all congratulate ourselves for these results. Airlines which, like Aena, suffered the harsh consequences of the pandemic, are now transporting more passengers than ever”. In December, more than 20.1 million passengers were carried, 12.8% more than in the same month of 2022 and 10.6% more than in 2019 In 2023, there were 2,403,918 aircraft movements and 1,079,676 tonnes of cargo were transported across the network The airports of the Aena network in Spain have closed [...]

2024-01-15T12:49:49+02:00January 15th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

ACI World welcomes its first woman Chair: Ms. Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Source: ACI World Airports Council International (ACI) World welcomes its first woman Chair, Ms. Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), bringing her vast industry knowledge to lead the trade association of the world's airports. Ms. McGraw will chair the ACI World Governing Board  (WGB) that consists of  28 leading airport CEOs nominated by the regional ACI Boards, plus the Immediate Past Chair. The ACI WGB directs the organization through strategic discussions on key subjects for airport operators that reflect the concerns and interests of ACI members for the benefit of travellers and communities worldwide. Ms. McGraw's appointment was approved at the ACI World Annual General Assembly in June 2023, and her two-year term will run until December [...]

2024-01-11T15:56:41+02:00January 11th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport welcomed 61.7 million travellers in 2023

Source: Royal Schiphol Group As one of the most important hubs for flights to and from Latin America and the Caribbean, the Dutch terminal saw additional connections to Mexico City Spain and the USA were among the top destinations reached from Schiphol Last year, 61.7 million travellers flew to, from or via Schiphol. That is an increase of 18% compared to 2022 (52.5 million) and 14% less than in 2019 (71.7 million). There were 441.963 air transport movements to and from Schiphol in calendar year 2023. Of the almost 61.7 million travellers in 2023, 39.1 million flew directly to or from Schiphol. 36% of travellers had a connecting flight at Schiphol. There were more than 11 million unique transfer passengers. [...]

2024-01-07T15:39:54+02:00January 8th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

Air Century announced expansion of Services to Aruba

Source: Aruba Airport The Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) is pleased to share the exciting news of further development in air travel connectivity out of La Isabela International Airport (JBQ) and now also Punta Cana (PUJ). This expansion in services highlights their dedication to strengthening the link with Aruba. Weekly Services Expansion In response to the rising demand and popularity for travel to the island, Air Century, which previously operated the La Isabela International Airport (JBQ) – Aruba (AUA) route twice a week, expanded its flight offerings. This strategic move aims to capture a larger market share, meet increasing demand, and enhance overall connectivity. As of December 15th, Air Century boosted its services between JBQ and AUA from two to [...]

2024-01-03T05:30:37+02:00January 3rd, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

Greater Toronto Airports Authority and air carriers entered into airline partnership agreements

Source: GTAA The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has entered into Airline Partnership Agreements with several airlines for a new rebate program aimed at driving better performance and passenger experience at Canada’s busiest airport. Airlines representing approximately 90% of seats at Toronto Pearson are eligible to earn rebates by achieving certain passenger volume thresholds and meeting targets related to operational performance, including on-time departures and timely baggage delivery. These agreements are expected to help the GTAA achieve financial sustainability in two ways: incentivizing passenger growth and reducing the expected rebates the GTAA pays to carriers compared to previous long-term agreements that ended on December 31, 2023. Pearson’s aeronautical fees combined with the rebate program are competitive to other large airports [...]

2024-01-03T05:11:31+02:00January 3rd, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

MIA ready to ring in the New Year with record crowds

Source: MIA Miami International Airport (MIA) has been serving a historic number of travelers since its winter travel season began, and more records may be broken as the New Year’s Day and Three Kings Day holidays quickly approach. MIA set a new single-day record of 194,866 passengers on December 23, and six other days since December 16 have been among MIA’s 10 busiest ever, all of them surpassing 167,000 travelers. MIA has averaged 170,000 daily passengers since its winter travel period officially began on December 21, which is 11% higher than last year’s record season and far above the 162,000 per day average that the airport projected. “These record-breaking numbers prove once again how important MIA is to our tourism [...]

2023-12-29T18:59:55+02:00December 29th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

This winter, Houston Airports is connecting you to some of the best beaches

Source: Houston Airports From the Caribbean to Central America, this winter who else is wishing for warm sand, blue waters and cold piña coladas? Winter break invites an opportunity to travel to some of the best beaches. Fortunately, Houston Airports is making direct connections to some of the hottest destinations in Aruba, Cuba, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Florida. Last minute travelers can board flights bound for sandy shores from both George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). If you’re open to travel during the first quarter of 2024 but aren’t necessarily wanting to slip on a bathing suit, our airline partners – like Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Aeromexico and VivaAerobus – have you covered. Tulum [...]

2023-12-29T19:26:41+02:00December 29th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

MIA Sets New Single-Day Passenger Volume Record

Source: MIA Miami International Airport Establishes New Record for Highest Single-Day Passenger Traffic during  Christmas Holiday Travel period Miami International Airport (MIA) has proudly achieved a remarkable milestone in its history, setting a new record for passenger volume this past weekend. This surge is in the context of the peak holiday travel period, which spans from December 21 through January 6. This past Sunday, MIA welcomed an impressive 171,371 passengers, marking the highest single-day passenger count in the airport's history. This unprecedented volume of travelers is a testament to MIA's commitment to providing exceptional service and a seamless travel experience, even during the busiest times of the year. “This milestone is a testament to our airport’s position as a leading [...]

2023-12-27T19:43:35+02:00December 27th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

Aruba Airport partners with GlidePathCX/Thanks Again to elevate Customer Experience and boost business for retail and F&B operators at airport

Source: Aruba Airport Aruba Airport is delighted to announce an exciting partnership with GlidePathCX / Thanks Again, a Loyalty + Rewards + CX (Customer Experience) Platform that bridges airline frequent flyer programs and travel loyalty programs with airport concessions. This collaboration is poised to significantly enhance the traveler experience at Aruba Airport while driving incremental revenue for retail and F&B operators. As part of this partnership, Aruba Airport aims to establish a robust member database and connect with a global airport loyalty coalition, allowing travelers to be rewarded for their patronage. The platform is already linked to the TrueBlue points program of one of the largest US carriers operating at Aruba Airport, JetBlue (see TrueBlue Thanks Again). It is worth [...]

2023-12-26T17:23:11+02:00December 26th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|