Genève Aéroport hosts the 31st ACI Europe General Assembly


22.10.2021

Genève Aéroport is honoured to host the next Annual Congress and General Assembly of Airports Council International (ACI) of the Europe region on 26 and 27 October 2021. A little less than two years after the shock wave caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, this congress will be an opportunity to focus on the revival of the aviation sector and the role of airports in this restart.

Genève Aéroport is an active and recognised member of ACI Europe based in Brussels. This association of more than 500 airports allows these key players in the aviation system to voice their expectations and demands to both European and national authorities. 

The ACI Europe annual congress was originally scheduled to be held in Geneva in June 2020. However, due to the health crisis, the event was postponed by more than a year. The organisation’s members will convene on 26 and 27 October for the first time in just under two years. This meeting will be the first opportunity for airport general managers to discuss their experiences of the crisis and to identify areas for improvement. Drastic drop in passengers, health restrictions, hopes of recovery: airports have been hit hard by the Covid-19 epidemic. How do we look to the future now? And how to speed up the exit from the pandemic? Particular emphasis will be placed on ways to restore air connectivity and achieve a sustainable recovery of the sector. These questions will be addressed in the presence of political decision-makers, airport managers and various guests from other economic circles during multiple debates. 

This major event for the aviation industry will take place in the East Wing of Genève Aéroport. The brand new building dedicated to long-haul flights will be inaugurated in December. Participants of the 31st ACI General Assembly will therefore have the opportunity to preview this building’s bold design and impressive dimensions: with a 26-degree slope towards the tarmac, it measures 520 metres long, 20 metres wide and 19 metres high! 

The press has the possibility of participating free of charge in the conferences organised on 26 and 27 October. To obtain accreditation, journalists are requested to contact the Genève Aéroport communications service.

Press contact: 
                
Ignace Jeannerat                
Spokesperson                    
ignace.jeannerat@gva.ch            
+41 22 717 80 57