New agreement to promote airport excellence in Colombia

Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronautica Civil de Colombia (Aerocivil) and Airports Council International (ACI) World have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote airport excellence in Colombia.

Designed to benefit the country’s government-owned airports, the agreement will see enhanced cooperation on vital airport programmes and initiatives, including airport safety and security reviews, customer experience solutions and training. It will also see the deployment of peer review missions from ACI to help Aerocivil – a government agency responsible for managing and controlling Colombia’s public airports – evaluate their airport infrastructure projects and initiatives.

“With Colombia’s 11% share of Latin American-Caribbean passenger traffic, this country ranks in the Top 15 emerging aviation markets,” said Angela Gittens, director general of ACI World. She also noted that there were “over 65 million airport passengers in 2017 and it is set for continued growth in the coming years. ACI is delighted to strengthen our relationship with Colombia and agree enhanced collaboration to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations, in accordance with our mission.”

Juan Carlos Salazar, director general of Aerocivil, voiced his support for the agreement saying: “We always seek to provide the best and most up-to-date support to our airports and we believe that ACI’s programmes provide this.”

As ACI continues to increase its Spanish language offering of training courses and publications, the MoU will enable airports in Colombia and their teams to benefit from established ACI programmes such as: ACI Airport Service Quality (ASQ) and ACI Airport Excellence as well as support and expertise on a broad range of training needs.

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