COVID-19: Statements, facts and figures


ACI EUROPE Press Releases, Statements & Letters

18/09/2020 Unprecedented industry appeal to European Commission President to end quarantines and develop common EU Testing Protocol

17/09/2020 Joint Industry Open Letter to European Commission President 

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10/09/2020 Helping airports plan their recovery: Study by EUROCONTROL and partners highlights actions to improve performance when implementing COVID-19 measures

04/09/2020 Airports applaud EC Coordination Framework as “stalled” recovery figures are released

03/09/2020 Airlines and airports agree conditions for European winter slots waiver

12/08/2020 Istanbul Airport first to achieve ACI Airport Health Accreditation

07/08/2020 Latest traffic data shows disastrous COVID-19 impact on airport industry

31/07/2020 Airlines and airports issue stark warning to European Prime Ministers on inconsistent approach to travel restrictions

29/07/2020 Airport industry reaffirms commitment to climate action as aviation takes first steps towards post-COVID-19 recovery 

23/07/2020 Airports issue urgent call for non-discriminatory relief as EU Aviation Summit gets underway

17/07/2020 ACI EUROPE and EASA sign Cooperation Agreement as airport industry publishes Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience

16/07/2020 European airports revise recovery projection to 2024 whilst reporting only marginal traffic increase for June

08/07/2020 Airlines and airports decry uncoordinated EU external border reopenings

24/06/2020 European aviation unites in call for support for green recovery from COVID-19

17/06/2020 Airports call for data-driven approach to establishing the post-COVID aviation landscape

15/06/2020 Airports mark lifting of intra-EU travel restrictions with 10 Commitments to the public and 10 Recommendations to policy makers

12/06/2020 “We’re ready – passengers can fly with confidence” - Airlines and airports issue clear message as EC calls for lifting of all intra-EU travel restrictions from 15 June

08/06/2020 Airports point to ‘huge imbalances’ in air transport relief as latest passenger traffic figures show 98% loss

20/05/2020 Airports welcome new European Health Safety Protocol

13/05/2020 Airlines and airports welcome EC guidelines as encouraging step towards recovery - urge Member States to follow through with co-ordinated approach

13/05/2020 European airports, transport workers and aviation suppliers call for urgent support in joint statement

12/05/2020 Airports warn of irreversible consequences to air connectivity, tourism and local economies

28/04/2020 Restoring air connectivity: the way forward

22/04/2020 Cross-industry statement: COVID-19 Crisis – We need a strong Europe

15/04/2020 Letter to IATA on co-operative approaches during and post COVID-19

09/04/2020 Unprecedented impact of pandemic on European airports clear as March passenger numbers are released

03/04/2020 Aviation Industry Joint Statement: Europe’s aviation industry is facing an unprecedented liquidity crisis

27/03/2020 ACI EUROPE statement on charges for the parking of aircraft at airports during the COVID-19 crisis

23/03/2020 Joint industry letter: Airport operators & service providers call for “urgent supporting measures” from European Commission & States

16/03/2020 Letter to EU Transport Ministers and the European Commission  COVID-19: Aviation Relief Programme

13/03/2020 Airports welcome EC slot waiver but urge Governments to rethink flight bans

10/03/2020 COVID-19 turning into crisis of unprecedented proportions for Europe’s airports

03/03/2020 STATEMENT on IATA’s requested suspension of slot rules due to the COVID-19 outbreak


Facts & Figures

ACI EUROPE OFF THE GROUND Recovery Plan: Guidelines and Policy Documents





10 Airport Industry Commitments to our Passengers, Communities & Authorities

10 Airport Industry Recommendations to National Authorities & European Institutions



OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  Call for support measures to help airports bring employees back to work

OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  Calling airport employees back to work

OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  Market Access  -  Slot Returns



OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  State Aid

OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  Ground Handling

OFF THE GROUND Guidance Document  -  Safety & Airside Operations

OFF THE GROUND Guidance Document  -  Scheduling & Capacity



OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  Re-thinking Economic Regulation as a result of the COVID-19 traffic shock

OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  Ensuring liquidity for airports during the COVID-19 crisis 

OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  Pricing of aeronautical services during the recovery



OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  Market Access  -  Airline Ownership & Control

OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  Market Access  -  Traffic rights

OFF THE GROUND Paper  -  Market Access  -  Handling of Airline Slots in case of Bankruptcy 


Guidance & Recommendations

Sanitary & SARS-COV-2 Containment Measures at Airports (Report by Professors Ashley Woodcock, Jørgen Vestbo & Thomas Benfield)

EASA & ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol

Safely Restarting Aviation: Joint IATA & ACI position

ACI World Advisory Bulletin: Transmission of Communicable Diseases

WHO recommendations for international traffic in relation to COVID-19 outbreak

ICAO: Aviation and COVID-19 - Q&A for airport operators

European Commission's leaflet on COVID-19 for general travelling public

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Latest updates on the number of cases worldwide

WHO: Rolling updates on coronavirus disease

Outbreak monitoring on Worldometer

Johns Hopkins University interactive dashboard

In the media
24/03/2020 Airports lobby to join airlines in European bailout (The Financial Times)