Heydar Aliyev International Airport Joins Airports Council International Europe

Heydar Aliyev International Airport has been admitted to the ranks of Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe), the sole global organization of airport operators.

The airport's press service announced this development, SİA reports citing AZƏRTAC.

A notable event for Azerbaijan's Civil Aviation, the initiative saw the participation of Samir Rzayev, President of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC, and Luis Felipe de Oliveira, CEO of ACI World, during the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024, a world-class airport conference and exhibition. Officially presented with a membership certificate to ACI Europe, the collaboration emphasized the necessity of partnership to enhance airport services and passenger experiences.

"For Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC, joining the Airports Council International Europe marks a significant milestone in our development and advancement journey. It provides us with an opportunity to further improve service quality, implement cutting-edge practices, and strengthen our position in the global aviation arena," stated Samir Rzayev, President of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC.

"I would like to extend sincere greetings to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the main gateway serving the capital city of Baku, on behalf of the entire European airport community represented by ACI Europe. We look forward to closely collaborating with the airport on crucial industry matters, including resilience and decarbonization, financial and operational sustainability, and fostering competitive relationships with the associations we serve," remarked Olivier Jankovec, Director General of Airports Council International Europe.

ACI Europe plays a vital role in sharing pioneering experiences, organizing conferences and exhibitions, and promoting innovations and technological advancements in airports. Azerbaijan's airport membership in the Airports Council opens up unique opportunities for active collaboration with global airports, contributing to the development of global aviation policies and legislation. Furthermore, Baku and Ganja airports will obtain the right to participate in accreditation programs for airport improvement, increased transfer capabilities, manager professional accreditation, and customer service accreditation programs.

Collaborating with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA), Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), EUROCONTROL, and other major players in the aviation industry, ACI represents the collective position of the world's 1925 airports.

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