David Ciceo, General Director of Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport attended the ACI EUROPE Board Meeting and the ACI EUROPE Common Meeting- ACI NORTH AMERICA. The Board Meeting took place at Nashville, United States of America, on 29th September 2018.


At the ACI Europe Board Meeting was analyzed the way it will be organised the strategy for 2019 and the three major priorites of the organization- airport charges, Brexit and the airport security. The absence of progress concerning the negotiations betweeen Great Britain and European Union was considered a semnificative risk for the British airlines and the airlines from the 27 countries of the European Union to enter on the civil aviation market.

After March 2019, the European airports, no matter the size, are going to be affected in case of not succeeding in having the same opinion concerning the passengers traffic and the exchange of goods between European Union and Great Britain.

During the Board Meeting, an increased attention was paid to the processing capacity of the passengers, the commercial issues and the security problems on the flights to and from Great Britain. Because of all the potential situations it may occur, it was established that it is necessary to create a common plan in a “no-deal” situation, because of the Great Britain withdrawal from the European Union.


The Romanian airports, especially Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport, which handles a significant passengers traffic with Great Britain, has to be prepared in taking the necessary security and traffic measures for the processing capacity of the passengers to/ from Great Britain. In case of a “no-deal” situation, without a certain plan it may appear the next situations: decreasing the flights to/ from Great Britain and increasing the costs and duration of the processing passengers capacity.


The Common Meeting, that took place between ACI Europe and ACI North America, concentrated on open skies agreement, civil aviation security problems and the perspectives of the civil aviation development in the next decade.


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