ACI Asia-Pacific has launched an exciting new initiative called "Airport Day," tailored to the needs of Pacific Island Airports. Hosted by Airport Authority Cook Islands, the Airport Day aims to assist airport members in Pacific Island enhance their capacity on various topics of interest to them. It serves as a valuable tool for airports seeking to expand their knowledge on airport-related matters, foster better communication with national and local governments, and engage with the communities in their respective areas of influence.

Airport Day will provide a platform for airports to come together and exchange insights, best practices, and experiences. The event will feature a series of engaging workshops focusing on key areas such as route development, airport security & facilitation and environmental sustainability.

Through this concept, participants will gain valuable knowledge and insights from experts. This knowledge will enable them to make informed decisions and improve operational efficiency.


  • Nov 2, 2023

  • Nov 3, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Welcome, introductions, housekeeping & order of business
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Opening remarks
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Introduction and overview of ACI-Asia-Pacific
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Overview of World Business Partners (WBP) programme
11:20 AM - 12:30 PM
Presentations on key developments and challenges for Pacific Islands airports
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop 1 – Route development for Pacific Islands airports
A 3-hour workshop on air route development, specially curated for small airports situated in the Pacific islands. This workshop aims to deliver valuable insights and practical techniques for...
A 3-hour workshop on air route development, specially curated for small airports situated in the Pacific islands. This workshop aims to deliver valuable insights and practical techniques for optimizing air routes, conducting market analysis, and accurately forecasting demand. The primary emphasis of the workshop will be on identifying potential demand and evaluating the feasibility of new routes by examining passenger demographics, travel patterns, and economic factors.
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Event Highlights

Route Development

  • Discover practical techniques to optimise air routes.
  • Gain insights into conducting effective market analysis.
  • Learn how to accurately forecast demand.
  • Emphasis on identifying potential demand and assessing new route feasibility.


  • Dive deep into the risks and opportunities of climate change mitigation and adaptation for Pacific Islands airports.
  • Explore sustainable solutions tailored to your unique environment.

Aviation Security

  • Engage in discussions on security issues that are a top priority for Pacific Island airports.
  • Stay informed about the latest changes in ICAO regulations and other critical security updates.

Learn from Renowned Speakers

    Engage with our Subject Matters Expert

    Gary Leung, Manager, Security and Facilitation, ACI APAC & MID

    ACI's point of contact for regional security and facilitation issues for over 610 airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Mr. Leung also serves as the secretary to the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Aviation Security Committee, in which he is responsible in guiding the regional airport security experts in devising strategies to identify and address common security concerns.

    He has also worked closely with various regional security policy makers and associations in the region, and he was the vice-chair of the ICAO Middle East Regional Aviation Security and Facilitation Implementation Team (RAFIT). 

    Accommodation and Transportation

    About ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East (ACI APAC & MID)

    Head-quartered in Hong Kong, ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastserves as the voice of 132 airport members, operating 623 airports across 47 countries/territories in Asia-Pacific and Middle East. ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East represents the collective interests of airport members to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations. ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East's mission is to advocate for policies and provide services that strengthen its members' ability to serve their passengers, employees and stakeholders. In 2022, ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East airports handled 2.09 billion passengers and 49 million tonnes of cargo.

    About Airport Authority Cook Islands

    Airport Authority Cook Islands (AACI) is a fully State-Owned Entity, established under the Airport Authority Act 1985 which manages Rarotonga International Airport and Aitutaki Domestic Airport. Rarotonga International Airport was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 29 January 1974.

    As the Cook Island's major transport hub, Cook Island's Airport is investing in an airport and traveller experience that all Cook Islanders can be proud of. The objective is to provide a safe and efficient airport environment that is both welcoming to travellers and commercially successful for our airline and business partners. Although AACI manage Rarotonga and Aitutaki Airports, in the future more outer island airports will fall under AACI's management.