Airports are economic engines of growth for the communities they serve, providing critical social and economic impacts beyond the runway. They have evolved from infrastructure providers into diverse, complex businesses and sophisticated service providers.

To face the challenges of an evolving, and at times, turbulent aviation industry, airports must continue to develop and invest in innovative business models, new technologies, and long-term capacity building.

ACI World provides expertise in the area of economics to foster the prosperity and sustainability of airports globally.

ACI World’s Economics Experts Provide:
The latest policy briefs and data-driven recommendations
Monthly and annual airport data and statistics
Expert insights through the ACI blog
Economics-related courses and training programs
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ACI World Economics Standing Committee

The ACI World Economics Standing Committee promotes the economic interests of airports and the communities they serve. By sharing expertise, best practices, and the development of policies and programs, ACI World ensures its members are equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully navigate an evolving aviation industry.

Focus Areas
Economic oversight and regulatory affairs
Airline and airport relationship
Pricing, rates, and charges
Commercial and non-aeronautical revenue
Governance, ownership, and privatization
Performance management
Supply and demand
Airport financing
Traffic statistics and forecasting
Economics of sustainability
Customer experience

Statistics and traffic data

ACI Intelligence Hub

Leverage interactive tools, global airport traffic data, and the latest industry insights
Access and interact with in-depth, up-to-date airport data
Gain valuable insights into industry benchmarks, trends, and forecasts through the latest reports and publications
Customize reports for download — slice and dice data to fit your needs
Available to airports and industry stakeholders through yearly subscriptions

Airport Traffic Forecast Datasets

Provides traffic forecast figures in an excel dataset for total passengers (international and domestic), air cargo volumes (in metric tonnes), and aircraft movements
Presented at global, regional, and national levels for over 100 countries, the forecasts feature:
      • Analyses
      • Summary tables
      • Predicted rankings
      • Insightful charts
      • Full dataset of forecasts

Economics Training

Economics Programs

Airport Finance Diploma

The ACI Airport Finance Diploma aims to provide participants a detailed understanding of the diversity of issues airports face in managing financial resources.

Economics Webinars

Optimal integration of multimodal airport access

Sep 6, 2022

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Strategic Challenges Looming: Strengthening collaboration between airports and ground handlers

May 11, 2022

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Creating the Wow to Generate Airport Revenue

Apr 28, 2022

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ACI Insights

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Aug 24, 2022
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Dec 09, 2021
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