ACI Asia-Pacific and CCAA sign MoU to promote airport excellence

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ACI Asia-Pacific regional director, Patti Chau (left) and CCAA deputy secretary general, Li Xiaomei.

The Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific and the China Civil Airports Association (CCAA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in promoting airport excellence.

The MoU was signed by ACI Asia-Pacific regional director, Patti Chau and CCAA deputy secretary general, Li Xiaome, at the ACI Asia-Pacific HR best practice seminar held in Tokyo, Japan on 7 October.

The MoU aims to drive exchange of knowledge and expertise by introducing and promoting ACI programmes to members of CCAA. The two associations agreed to enhance collaboration through training, the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme, the APEX in Safety Programme and the Economic Data Exchange.

Chau says: “China is anticipated to be one of the most vibrant aviation markets and we are proud of the partnership with CCAA, the official representative of civil airports in China. The MoU will further strengthen the already strong ties between our relationships with CCAA and will serve as a stepping stone to further promote ACI programs to the airports in China.

“We believe the agreement will allow both associations to pursue our mutual goals of achieving airport excellence for our members in the region. We look forward to sharing the fruitful results achieved under this agreement in the near future.”

Xiaomei explains CCAA greatly values this cooperation with ACI Asia-Pacific as it will enhance exchange between the two organizations and will facilitate further development on information exchange and promotion on airport excellence projects.

“In 2014, passenger throughput and cargo tonnage of airports in China account for one-third of the total Asia-Pacific traffic (including the Middle East region). Our committees and members will be advancing progressively through active participation in the international airport industry exchange and we will reveal our enormous potential to the world.

“We believe that working together with our international industry peers will help bring the Chinese airport industry to a new height.”