Airports Council International (ACI) is a not–for–profit organisation representing commercial airports worldwide. Its structure includes five geographical regions, which include Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America-Caribbean, and North America.
ACI Africa was established as a region of ACI in 1991, in conformity with ACI by-laws. ACI Africa's vision is to be the leading regional association of the aviation industry in Africa.
ACI Africa's mission is to act as an economic catalyst on the African continent while providing effective and quality airport services appreciated by the members of the African community and aviation, contributing to sustainable safe and secure development of air transport in Africa, as well as the growth and success of its members.
- Contribute to the improvement of a secure, safe and sustainable development of aviation in Africa.
- Maximise the contribution of the African airports for the development of, an ordered and economic catalyst for Africa, regional air transport system.
- Cooperate with regional actors of the industry and others for the improvement of the aviation system in Africa and its public perception on a regional and international scale.
- Contribute to the increase of the professional excellence and conformity with the international standards and best practices in the African airports.
- Influence local and regional legislation/regulations for the benefit of airport operators in Africa.
- Cooperate with ACI World and the other regions of ACI to successfully defend the interests of the airports on the international level towards the cohesion of ACI as single entity representing all airports across the world.
- Build ACI Africa's organisational capacity.