ACI-LAC is the Latin America & Caribbean region of Airports Council International, the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI-LAC represents over 270 airports in 34 countries and territories. Member airports handle 95% of commercial air traffic in Latin America & Caribbean, welcoming over 570 million passengers, 5.4 million tonnes of freight and more than 9.0 million aircraft movements each year.


ACI-LAC is a regional office of Airports Council International, which represents
the interests of airports operators for the Latin-American and Caribbean.

Aviation Benefits


USD 156 Billion

supported in LAC economy by
Air Transport

316 Million

of passengers serviced
by LAC Airports


flights begin at
LAC Airports


jobs on-site in
LAC Airports

Airports are preparing to welcome the passenger of the future



ACI-LAC has a range of Global and Regional Initiatives to assist members in raising standards and promoting professional excellence in airport management, operations and customer service.

With these initiatives, ACI-LAC continues to seek new and innovative ways of approaching issues and providing advice and support for the benefit of our airport members and the communities they serve.

What is World Business
Partner Programme?

ACI-Latin America and Caribbean World Business Partners (WBP) programme is a member service that provides a unique platform for airport product and service providers to interact with the airport industry in a more personalized manner, create a network of airport key decision makers and explore new business opportunities, both at regional and worldwide level.

  • maximize your business opportunities;
  • showcase your products and services;
  • share your industry expertise;
  • expand your presence in regional and worldwide markets;
  • obtain unique WBP branding and sponsorship opportunities.

Become e WBP Member

You will have exclusive to a global network of airport executives through participation on ACI World and ACI-LAC events and conferences.


Airport Excellence (APEX) Programmes

Airport Excellence (APEX) Programme provides assistance for ACI members to improve their level of compliance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.

Through a Peer Review performed on-site, the ACI Review Team will identify gaps, as well as, draw an action/implementation plan for the Host Airport to address these vulnerabilities.

ACI will also assist the Host Airport throughout the implementation phase by providing support, training and access to a global network of expertise.
For more information visit: www.aci.aero/apex

Latest News

ACI-LAC General Director’s Farewell Message
It has been almost a decade (2010-2019) since I joined this unique airport organization. My first contact with the organization was in 2006 when I used to work for Tocumen International Airport. Throughout these last ten years during my assignment in ACI-LAC I have to sincerely thank to each of the six ACI-LAC Presidents that I worked with: Miguel Southwell (MIA), Philippe Baril (Quiport), Fernando Bosque (GAP), Hector Navarrete (ASUR), Martin Eurnekian (AA2000) and Andrew O´Brian (Quiport)...
Rafael Echevarne is appointed as new ACI-LAC Director General
ACI-LAC Board of Directors has appointed Rafael Echevarne as the new Director General, replacing Javier Martinez who has successfully led the organization since 2010. Rafael is a widely respected aviation professional who has worked in the air transport industry for the past 26 years; having held highly strategic roles in airport companies in the United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, as ACI World’s Director of Economics, and recently as CEO of Montego Bay Airport in Jamaica...
Airport Carbon Accreditation annual report is published
Airport Carbon Accreditation is the global standard for carbon management in the airport industry. The programme was launched in Europe in 2009 and since 2014 it covers all ACI regions. As part of the global efforts in climate mitigation, Airport Carbon Accreditation supports the airport community in reducing its carbon footprint, demonstrating its achievements and sharing knowledge and best practices...