WE promote a wider understanding of
the challenges facing civil aviation in Europe


Our membership is comprised of airport operators of all sizes, along with national airport associations, educational establishments and world business partners. Working together in an active association to ensure effective communication and negotiation with legislative, commercial, technical, environmental, passenger and other interests.



Airports in geographical Europe with regular or permanent commercial air traffic are eligible for regular membership of ACI EUROPE (affiliated regular membership of ACI EUROPE is open to airports which are already regular members of another region of Airports Council International).


Regular members are entitled to:

  • nominate directors and managers to participate in the regional committees, to be eligible for nomination by the European Board as chairmen or vice chairmen of such committees, and to be nominated by the European Board as candidates for membership of ACI standing committees at the world level;
  • vote in the ACI EUROPE annual assembly;
  • submit airport Chief Executive Officers for election by all the regular members to the ACI EUROPE assembly and to the ACI WORLD Governing Board;
  • attend all ACI EUROPE and other ACI conferences worldwide at the special members' reduced registration fees;
  • receive all ACI EUROPE documentation and publications including our daily newsround service Aviation Express, the full-colour quarterly publication Communiqué Airport Business magazine, as well as important Board and Committee documentation and related communication from ACI EUROPE.
  • receive ACI WORLD members’ documentation including the news bulletin ACI World Report;
  • receive and feature in the ACI Worldwide Membership Directory;
  • receive monthly and annual ACI EUROPE airport traffic reports;
  • use the special version of the ACI EUROPE logo on company stationery and publications (the authorised version must be obtained from the ACI EUROPE office); and a special discount for advertising in ACI EUROPE publications and off space and stand shell prices at ACI EUROPE exhibitions.

Annual Contribution

The calculation of a regular member’s annual contribution for any given year is based on the traffic unit of two years previously (effective as 1 January 2012 with the new scale of annual contributions, as approved on 16 June 2011 by the ACI EUROPE General Assembly meeting in Lisbon). This system of traffic-related annual contributions ensures that even the smallest airport can afford to join ACI EUROPE.

Definition Of A Traffic Unit

A traffic unit is each of the following (through passengers in direct transit are not counted as traffic units):

  • an enplaned passenger;
  • a deplaned passenger;
  • 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of enplaned cargo (including mail); and/or
  • 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of deplaned cargo (including mail).

To calculate your airport's annual contribution, apply the total traffic units to the ACI EUROPE scale of annual contributions. All ACI EUROPE member airports are required to pay their annual contribution in January of each year. Affiliated regular members pay only 20% of the traffic-related annual contribution compared with a European regular member. Affiliated regular membership of ACI EUROPE is open to enterprises which are already regular members of another ACI region.

To Apply for Regular Membership, please download & complete this form

Once your Application for Membership has been formally approved by the Board of ACI EUROPE, we will officially welcome you as an ACI EUROPE Member to the network of airport operators in Europe and around the globe.



ACI EUROPE's World Business Partner (WBP) programme is a membership programme that provides a unique platform to help commercial enterprises maximise their business connections and expertise in the airport industry.



As a World Business Partner you will interact with a global network of airport executives; participate at high level conferences; receive airport related professional publications as well as the events' delegate lists; and consult with our experienced policy managers.


You will gain privileged access to ACI conferences, publications,
the dedicated WBP website, and ACI committees, allowing you to:

  • maximize your business connections in the airport industry;
  • meet regularly with a global network of airports executives;
  • gain valuable knowledge to help tailor your business offer to airport needs;
  • showcase your products and services expand your presence in regional and worldwide markets;
  • obtain distinctive WBP branding and sponsorship opportunities;
  • influence the collective work accomplished by ACI committees, and contribute to ACI policy making


Airports are multifaceted businesses that require a wide diversity of partners to develop their business opportunities efficiently. Outside suppliers contribute innovative ideas and new technologies that help airports to ensure a safe, secure and environmentally compatible operation – an objective shared by airports worldwide as they seek to improve performance excellence.

The World Business Partner programme is an outstanding platform for you to interact with this dynamic airport industry, building a network of new contacts and exploring new business opportunities.


  • € 4,000 / year
  • € 2,000 for small businesses*




Additional Benefits

Select the Silver Programme
  • Gold
  • € 6,500 / year
  • € 2,900 for small businesses*

In addition to the benefits included in the Silver Programme your enhanced benefits with the ACI EUROPE World Business Partner Gold Programme

  • Potential to nominate a representative to the ACI WORLD standing committees (subject to approval by the ACI WORLD Director General) and 5 ACI EUROPE committees (Economics, Facilitation and Customer Services, Aviation Security, Technical, Operations & Safety, and Environmental Strategy, subject to approval by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee)
  • Priority consideration for sponsoring of ACI EUROPE Board dinners and WBP meetings
  • Excel copies of ACI WORLD worldwide traffic reports (upon request)
  • Two additional copies of the ACI EUROPE's magazine Airport Business
  • Use of ACI EUROPE conference rooms (subject to prior reservation)
  • Larger discount on ACI EUROPE exhibition stands and advertisements in ACI EUROPE publications and websites


If your company is already a World Business Partner in another region of ACI, it is possible to opt for the ACI EUROPE World Business Partners benefits by joining the affiliate membership of ACI EUROPE and paying only 20% of the ACI EUROPE annual contributions for World Business Partners. Please note that the level of membership should be selected according to the desired level of ACI EUROPE benefits.

* a small business is defined as a business or an educational establishment with no more than 10 full time employees


ACI EUROPE currently counts 8 national airport operator associations amongst its membership. These include:

ADV Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Verkehrsflughäfen (ADV)
AOA Association of Airport Operators (AOA)
Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroporti Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroporti (Assaeroporti)
Swiss Aerodromes  Swiss Aerodromes Association (SAA)
alt Union des Aéroports Français & Francophones Associés (UAF & FA)
Romanian Airports Association Romanian Airports Association
alt Association "Airports of Ukraine" of Civil Aviation



ACI EUROPE is committed to the pursuit of excellence in airport management through education and training. Educational establishments with relevant courses may apply for recognition by ACI EUROPE, entitling them to the benefits of ACI membership free of charge for full-time staff and full-time students.

Currently, ACI EUROPE counts these educational establishments among its membership:

  • Donau-Universität Krems, Universitätszentrum für Weiterbildung, Austria
  • Centre for Transportation Studies, Sauder School of Business, Canada
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Porvoo Campus, Finland
  • Institut de Formation Universitaire et de Recherche du Transport (IFURTA), France
  • Institut du Transport (ITA), France
  • International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef – Bonn, Germany
  • Rheinische-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen, Fachgebiet Flughafenwesen, Germany
  • University of Transport & Communications, Zilina, Slovakia
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Air Transport Group, Cranfield University, UK
  • Royal Aeronautical Society, UK
  • Bird Control Training College, Linconshire,UK
  • The Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, England, UK
  • The Manchester Metropolitan University, Chair of Sustainable Aviation, UK
  • Transport Studies Group, University of Westminster, London, UK
  • The School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, UK
  • Airport Systems Planning & Design Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Anadolu Üniversitesi - Eskişehir - Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Buckinghamshire New University, UK
  • Coventry University, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing, UK
  • Dublin City University, Ireland