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14 October 2015   ACI Asia-Pacific and China Civil Airports Association Sign MoU to Strengthen Cooperation in Promoting Airport Excellence

[October 14, 2015 – Hong Kong] ACI Asia-Pacific is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Civil Airports Association (CCAA) to strengthen cooperation between the two airport associations.


The MoU was signed by ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Mrs. Patti Chau and CCAA Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Li Xiaomei at the ACI Asia-Pacific HR Best Practice Seminar held in Tokyo, Japan on October 7, 2015.


The MoU aims to drive exchange of knowledge and expertise by introducing and promoting ACI programs to members of CCAA. The two associations agreed to enhance collaboration in the following areas:


  • Training – ACI will provide training courses to members of CCAA
  • Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme – CCAA will promote the programme to raise environmental awareness and initiatives
  • APEX in Safety Programme – CCAA will promote the programme to enhance safety standards
  • Economic Data Exchange – Both associations will exchange economic reports and other statistical data


Mrs. Patti Chau, Regional Director of ACI Asia-Pacific said, “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.”


Ms. Li Xiaomei, Deputy Secretary General of CCAA said, “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. Our members will benefit from this platform through the exchange of knowledge and expertise and creating new opportunities. In 2014, passenger throughout 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. At the same time, we will be providing more training opportunities for our members and access to new concepts and technology in the areas of safety, infrastructure, operations, services, environmental protection through this Cooperation. We believe that working together with our international industry peers will help bring the Chinese airport industry to a new height.”




The MoU was signed by ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Mrs. Patti Chau (left) and CCAA Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Li Xiaomei (right) at the ACI Asia-Pacific HR Best Practice Seminar held in Tokyo, Japan on October 7, 2015.


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About Airports Council International Asia-Pacific


ACI Asia-Pacific, one of the five regions of the Airports Council International (ACI), is based in Hong Kong and represents 99 members operating 580 airports in 47 countries in Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East.


As the only global trade association of the world’s airports, ACI represents airports’ interests with governments and international organizations, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. In 2014, ACI Asia-Pacific airports have handled 2.48 billion passengers and 46.3 million tons of cargo.


About China Civil Airports Association


China Civil Airports Association, established in 2006, is the exclusive legal representative of China civil airports (except those in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). It is sanctified by both Civil Aviation Administration of China and Ministry of Civil Administration. Under the guide line of “participation, share and success”, CCAA aims at protecting its airport members’ legal interests and to provide them with good services, such as organizing trainings and seminars, collecting and evaluating airport development information, researching and advising on civil aviation policies, drafting out industry standards assigned by Chinese government, and promoting new technologies. CCAA’s final objective is to help its members improving efficiency, service quality and profit abilities.


CCAA, which Secretariat is located in Beijing, has 174 plus members at present, the total traffic volume achieved by its member airports occupied 99% of China’s air traffic market.


For further information, please contact:


Vivian Fung

Manager, Communications

ACI Asia-Pacific Region  


Abby Bai

Deputy Director, Training and External Liaison Department

China Civil Airports Association


Tel:                   (852) 2989 8006




Tel:     (010) 6471 6675




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