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ACI Europe: Airport Passenger Numbers Picking Up in 2022 But Threats Remain

ACI Europe has revised upwards its passenger traffic forecast for 2022 and beyond but warned that challenges still exist and can lead to air traffic going “down” again.

ACI Sees Traffic Picking Up at Europe’s Regional Airports this Summer

Passenger traffic is expected to pick up further this summer in Europe’s smaller regional airports but challenges continue to impact the sector.

European Tourism Manifesto Wants Covid Pass to Include All Vaccines

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is proposing a series of amendments on the European Commission’s new EUDCC regulation.

IATA, ACI Europe Call on Greece to Lift Health-related Travel Restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ACI Europe are urging Greece to take further steps and lift all health-related travel restrictions ahead of the summer season.

Airports and Airlines Urge Countries to Follow EU Advice and Drop COVID Travel Restrictions

ACI EUROPE and IATA are urging member states to follow the EU Council’s recent recommendation for external travellers entering the European Union.

‘Toulouse Declaration’ Paves Way for Aviation Decarbonization

Thirty-five countries in Europe have signed the ‘Toulouse Declaration’, the first-ever public-private initiative supporting aviation’s decarbonization goals.

Eurocontrol and ACI Europe Partner for Efficiency and Sustainability in Aviation

Eurocontrol has partnered with ACI Europe, the trade association bringing together all of Europe’s airports, to boost commitment towards a successful and sustainable future for European aviation.

Covid and Omicron Continue to Impact European Airport Traffic

Ongoing restrictions to address Covid-19 and its variants continued to impact airport traffic into 2021, according to a report by ACI Europe.

Three Greek Airports Show Pre-pandemic Performance in October

Three Greek airports in popular holiday destinations managed to exceed pre-pandemic passenger traffic performance in October, according to ACI Europe.

Covid-19: Europe’s Airports Feel Impact of Omicron Variant

The impact of the Omicron variant on the operation of European airports is ‘immediate and substantial’, says ACI Europe, the European airport trade body.

EU Extends Slot Relief Rules for Airlines Until October 2022

The European Commission adopted an extension to the airport slot relief rules of the 2022 summer scheduling season, running from March 28 until October 29.

Travel Sector Tells EU to Not Shorten Covid Vaccine Certificate Validity

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is calling on the European Commission to not shorten the validity of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC).

Europe’s Airports Lose 1.26 Billion Passengers in Jan-Oct

Europe’s airports have lost 1.26 billion passengers so far this year - a decrease of 62% compared to 2019 pre-pandemic levels, according to ACI Europe’s latest traffic data.

Athens International Airport Wins at ACI Europe 2021 Awards

Athens International Airport (AIA) shined in the “25-40 Million Passengers” category at ACI Europe’s Best Airport Awards 2021.

ACI World Rebukes IATA for Claiming Airport Charges are Too High

ACI Europe said IATA claims about “outrageous” charges to the tune of 2.3 billion dollars are “out of context” and create a distorted picture of the truth.

Europe’s Airport Passenger Traffic in Downward Spiral in January-June

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports during the first half of 2021 shows a downward spiral year on year (-76.9%), according to data of ACI Europe.

EU Digital COVID Certificate Must Be Ready By July 1, Says European Tourism Manifesto

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is urging EU Member States to ensure swift and effective implementation of the Digital COVID Certificate for travel by July 1 at the latest.

ACI Europe Calls for EU to Follow UK’s Example and Plan for Travel Restart

ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec has called for the EU to follow the example of the UK and begin planning for the restart of international travel.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Calls for EU Task Force to Restore Travel

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a group of more than 60 travel organisations, has called for the creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement.

Covid-19: Greece’s Airports Among Hardest Hit in Europe 

Airports in Greece were among those hit hardest by Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, according to European industry trade association ACI Europe.