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ACI inaugurates world headquarters
Airports Council International (ACI) is inaugurating its world headquarters in Montréal today, in collaboration with Montréal International.


May 3, 2011
Carey Fredericks

May 3, 2011, Montreal – Airports
Council International (ACI) is inaugurating its World headquarters in Montréal
today, in collaboration with Montréal International.

The
international organization (IO), which comprises 580 member airport authorities
operating more than 1,650 airports in 179 countries, will thus be closer to the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other air transportation
IOs already established in Montréal. ACI World's mission is to promote
excellence in airport management and operations around the world and to
represent airports interests with Governments and international organizations.


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"We
are delighted that ACI is joining some 70 international organizations already
present in the Montréal region and further enhances our city's international
status," says Jacques St-Laurent, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Montréal International. "The relocation of such an organization from Geneva to Montréal confirms the
attractiveness of Québec's metropolis for international organizations and
further enhances our region's status as the world capital of civil
aviation."


"The
inauguration of our new headquarters in Montréal is an important milestone in
our organization's development," says Angela Gittens, ACI World Director General. "We are
confident that this move will enhance our ability to represent the interests of
airport authorities to ICAO, its member states and its permanent delegations.
We will also be better able to coordinate our actions with ICAO's initiatives
in the areas of safety, security, the environment, training and operational
efficiency."


The
assistance Montréal International provided for the relocation of ACI to the
Montréal metropolitan region has been made possible by the concerted efforts
and financial contributions of its partners: Canada Economic
Development, the ministère des
Relations internationales du Québec
[Québec Department of International
Relations] and the City of Montréal.

ACI World Headquarters are located at 800 rue du Square Victoria,
Suite 1810, Montréal.