Airports Council International (ACI) World has launched the ACI Intelligence Hub, an air industry data platform.

The Intelligence Hub will enable users to browse, extract or visualise the airport industry’s most extensive collection of traffic and economic data, using the most up-to-date data from airports around the world and benefiting from ACI’s direct reach to airports. Users will be able to interact with passenger, cargo and aircraft movement data in multiple modules.

The platform will initially feature three modules available through subscription, with a fourth planned for release later in 2022. The first, the Analyst Module, lets users extract customised passenger, cargo and aircraft movement data using the annual airport traffic database, with airport traffic from over 2,500 airports in more than 180 countries and territories covering 95% of global scheduled passenger traffic annually, as well as the monthly airport traffic database, which features airport data for over 1,200 of the world’s major commercial airports.

The Executive Module consists of interactive dashboards featuring an overview of the airport industry, with data broken down into world, regional and sub-regional figures for the past five years.

The Library Module provides access to a selection of ACI’s publications on airport industry traffic data and economic insights. These include the annual world airport traffic reports (WATR), monthly traffic reports, quarterly economic bulletins, and more.

The final component is the Benchmarking Module, a tool for benchmarking an airport’s performance against industry averages as well as different pre-defined groupings (regions, country grouping, airport size grouping, etc.) for a wide range of key performance indicators. This module is due to be launched later in 2022.

“The platform is unique in that it will have the most comprehensive data in the airport industry leveraging data collected directly from airports.

“It will enable airports, consulting firms and a wide variety of aviation and travel stakeholders to gain actionable insights with reliable and extensive data. This is especially important as the air transport and travel and tourism sectors recover and aim to build back better,” said ACI World director general Luis Felipe de Oliveira.