During its 43rd Meeting at Muscat Airport Council International (ACI) Asia -Pacific elects 3 new board members

ACI for Asia- Pacific concluded on Wednesday its 34th meeting, which took place in Muscat, with the attendance of Emmanuel Menanteau, the Chairman of ACI Asia-Pacific, and Stefano Baronci, Director-General, a number of board directors and Shk. Aimen Ahmed Sultan Al-Hosni, the Chairman of ACI and the CEO of Oman Airports.

The board of directors announced the election of three new directors to be added to other 27 directors. Ms. Lorie Argus from Australia and Mr. Muhammad Awaluddin from Indonesia and Mr. Chang Yi Wang from China. Mrs. Ms. Lorie is the CEO of Australia Pacific for Airports (APAC) which operate and manage Melbourne and Launceston airports.

While Mr. Awaluddin serves as the President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II, a state-owned enterprise under the Indonesian Department of Transport overseeing airports in Western Indonesia, Mr. Wang serves as the Chairman of Capital Airports Holding Limited & Beijing Capital International Airport Co. Ltd.

The Board of directors of ACI Asia-Pacific, which consists of aviation leaders across Asia-Pacific and MENA, the strategic direction for ACI Asia-Pacific through its advocacy program and activities in the region.

Welcoming the new directors, Emmanuel Menanteau, the chairman of ACI Asia-Pacific, said “ we are proud and grateful for amazing group of successful aviation expertise who have joined the board of directors”, adding that “I am confident that the new directors will continue being strong support for the region to assist the travel recovery with the recovery of the aviation industry”. He mentioned that the professional experience are of valuable as we work closely with our stakeholders to revive the industry and I take this opportunity to thank the directors who have completed their mandates for their exceptional contributions in ACI Asia-Pacific.”

 On the election, Stefano Baronci, Director-General, for ACI Asia-Pacific commented that “I would like to congratulate all the new elected directors of the board, confirming that Australia, China and Indonesia are important markets in the region” He added that “having a lady in the board of directors definitely will yield benefit to the Board of ACI Asia-Pacific to work side-by-side with our chairman.” “We look forward working closely with our board of directors in promoting the role of ACI Asia-Pacific to represent the interests of our members.

As much as 6 new airport operators, 2 affiliates and 9 word business partners have joined ACI Asia-Pacific in 2022. Worth noted that ACI Asia-Pacific has 127 members in the airports. It manages and operates 618 airport in 47 states and a strong line-up of 97 business partners worldwide.

 On the other hand, the board of directors of ACI for Asia-Pacific proactively advocated the Overall Security System (OSS) due to the potential advantages for the security and efficiency of whole traffic transport. The implementation of this system is still limited across the world especially Asia-Pacific region. During the meeting, the committee of the regional security for Asia-Pacific advised of the importance of continuing the overall security in the region through its role in ICAO and the policy makers of this key vital sector.