Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: ACI Asia-Pacific, a trade association representing 623 airports in 47 countries/territories, has been rebranded as ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East (ACI APAC & MID) following the launch of its new office in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This change is intended to reflect the regions the association serves and serve the growing airports in the Middle East and Asia by customizing its programs. The Middle East office will work closely with its headquarters located in Hong Kong.
Guided by a new vision “Putting Asia-Pacific and Middle East airports at the forefront of global aviation”, ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East will seek to better position itself in the rapidly evolving aviation market and defend the interests of the region on the world stage.
The aviation industry in the Middle East has been one of the fastest growing and most dynamic in the world over the past two decades, driven by factors such as favorable geographical location, government support and investments in modern infrastructure and technology. The rebrand aims to recognize the importance of the region and its airports within the integrated structure of the Association.
The new name is intended to more accurately represent the diversity of airports and aviation markets among the association’s members, which is important for effective advocacy and representation. It will also help increase awareness and visibility of the organization among key stakeholders, including government agencies, industry partners and the general public.
Commenting on the rebrand, Emmanuel Menanteau, President of ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East, said: “As President of ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East, I am honored to lead the Association in a new strategic direction. We aim to be a leading voice for Asia-Pacific and Middle East airports, strengthening our promotional programs while ensuring the region remains at the forefront of global aviation. “We look forward to working with our members to build a better future for aviation.”
Commenting on the strategic decision to change the name of the Association, Stefano Baronci, Director General of ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic pushed us to reinvent ourselves and create a new framework to confront the environment. changing. . “In this way we will improve our service through a balancing act between harnessing the value of an international network and adapting our services to local needs.”
“Our new value proposition, ‘A journey of thousands of miles begins with thousands of smiles at the airport,’ underscores our commitment to working with airports to ensure a delightful airport experience,” Baronci added.
About ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East (ACI APAC and MID)
Based in Hong Kong, ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East serves as the voice of 132 member airports and operates 623 airports in 47 countries/territories in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East represents the collective interests of airport members to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations. ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East’s mission is to advocate for policies and provide services that strengthen its members’ ability to serve their passengers, employees and stakeholders. In 2022, ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East airports handled 2.09 billion passengers and 49 million tons of cargo.