Airports Council International (ACI) is the association of the world’s airports. Based in Montreal, it is a non-profit organisation, whose prime purpose is to advance the interests of airports and to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations. By fostering cooperation amongst airports, world aviation organisations and business partners, ACI makes a significant contribution to providing the traveling public with an air transport system that is safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible.
As the international association of the worlds’ commercial service airports, ACI represents the collective positions of its membership, which are established through committees and endorsed by the ACI Governing Board. These views reflect the common interests of the global airports community.
ACI has five geographical regions:
- ACI Africa (Casablanca)
- ACI Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong)
- ACI Europe (Brussels)
- ACI Latin America-Caribben (Panama City)
- ACI North America (Washington)
ACI is the “voice of the world's airports” in interacting with world bodies and advocate for the global airports industry before the media and opinion leaders. International partner organisations include the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other specialized UN organisations such as the World Health Organization and the UN Institute for Training and Research. ACI is one of only a few organisations having observer status with ICAO and it also has consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (UN/ECOSOC).