Airports Council International

Canada’s airports are active participants in the international community of airports as part of Airports Council International-North America and its association with Airports Council International (ACI).

ACI is the international association of the worlds' airports. It is a nonprofit organization, the prime purpose of which is to advance the interests of airports and to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations.

ACI has 580 members who operate more than 1,647 airports in 175 countries and territories. In 2006, ACI members handled 4.4 billion passengers, 85.6 million metric tonnes of freight, and 72.2 million aircraft movements. 

ACI operates through a world body and five regions:

Through a partnership agreement between the Canadian Airports Council and ACI-North America, CAC members are
members of ACI.

ACI has observer status with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council (UN/ECOSOC).