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QUOTES FROM ACI’s REGIONAL HEADS

ACI Sound Bites “In order to continue promoting excellence in airport operations and management, training will remain a priority service to our regional membership. I am delighted to join participants taking part in the three-day course on Understanding ICAO Annex 14, as a strategic subject matter for airport operations in the region.” Javier Martinez, Director General, ACI Latin America-Caribbean “Through our work on behalf of the airport industry, there is growing recognition among US and Canadian carriers about the importance of ACI-NA's JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference as a way to begin or continue conversations with North American airports. At this year's event in Denver, we had 31 airlines with us—the most we've ever had—including several Latin American carriers like Copa Airlines, Volaris and VivaAerobus. We also had many airlines attending JumpStart® for the first time, such as Elite Airways, OneJet and PenAir.” Kevin Burke, President and CEO, ACI North America “Promoting aviation and airport sustainable development has always been one of ACI’s top priorities. At ACI Asia-Pacific we continue to work closely with our members and industry partners in tackling climate change challenges with the goal of achieving sustainable growth for our industry. Our recent ACI Asia-Pacific Environmental Survey 2015 demonstrates our commitment. The survey was conducted with the objective of developing a database of ongoing environmental activities and policies in the region on core airport environmental aspects. We are proud to have produced individualized survey reports, which served as an important tool for participating airports to learn from each other through best practice sharing, and understanding the current industry trends in this vastly diverse region.” Patti Chau, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific Europe’s major airports show that airport investment is not about building Taj Mahals. It is about boosting capacity, quality and ultimately, air connectivity for the region which means a direct and very substantial contribution to economic growth and job creation. EUR$53 billion was invested in strategic infrastructure without weighing on public finances. As such they complement the European Strategic Investment Fund and are essentially driving the objectives of the European Union (EU) Aviation Strategy. Whether we like it or not, European governments are no longer willing to pay for airport infrastructure and EU rules now forbid State aid to large airports on competition grounds. This is not what may be happening in other parts of the world, but this is our reality here in Europe and this means that airlines need to come to terms with paying a fair share of the costs involved. Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE The slow implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision on the part of individual countries continues to be an Achilles heel for the industry in the region, inhibiting its ability to meet growing capacity demands. Countries such as Ethiopia and Kenya, both of which have embraced the Yamoussoukro Decision, have effectively stimulated their employment as a result and are now drivers for connecting countries on the continent, facilitating trade and tourism, and increasing the potential for African airports to serve as international hubs. Ali Tounsi, Secretary General, ACI Africa 10

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