Month: August 2019

Stuttgart Airport achieves renewal at Level 3 – fuelled by its Fairport strategy

Stuttgart Airport‘s advanced carbon management is rooted in its sustainability strategy ‘fairport STR’. Within its framework, the airport strives to become one of the best-performing and most sustainable airports in Europe. Two goals funnel their climate protection efforts: halving its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as compared to 1990, and by 2050 achieving carbon neutral […]

Hermosillo Airport – the latest carbon accredited airport in Latin America & the Caribbean

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, the airport operator that pioneered the adoption of Airport Carbon Accreditation in the Latin American region has achieved the accreditation of another airport in its network. Hermosillo Airport, joins Puerto Vallarta International Airport, the first accredited airport in the region, and Tijuana Airport in the community of climate-smart airports engaged in […]

Quito Airport becomes the 1st international carbon neutral airport in Latin America

We are delighted to confirm that Ecuador’s Quito International Airport, managed by Corporación Quiport S.A. achieved a succesful upgrade to Level 3+ Neutrality within Airport Carbon Accreditation. It is the first international airport in Ecuador and in the entire Latin America & the Caribbean region to reach this level of carbon management maturity. Congratulations! 

In the news

  Here is a selection of the latest recommended news articles and weblinks:   Fast-growing, carbon-neutral Dallas Fort Worth reaches emissions reduction goal two years early  Heathrow urges government to invest APD in sustainable fuels San Francisco airport announces ban on sales of plastic water bottles Climate takes centre stage Spain’s airport operator launches ambitious solar panel project PANYNJ aims to have […]

New entries & upgrades – taking the pulse

  The programme has recorded 282 participating airports this summer. 46 airports are accredited in North America. A further 22 airports manage their carbon in Latin America & the Caribbean. Europe’s airports count 147 accredited airports among them. Asia-Pacific and Africa now have 55 and 12 accredited airports respectively. There have been 19 new entries […]

Menorca Airport receives praise for Eco-Innovation

Airports Council International (ACI) EUROPE presented its annual Best Airport Awards during the 29th Annual Congress, General Assembly & Exhibition, taking place in Cyprus, 25-27 June. This year’s Eco-Innovation Award was awarded to Menorca Airport, implemented by Aena & serving the Balearic island of Menorca in the Mediterranean Sea, near the coast of Spain.  The […]

Newly accredited airport in South Africa has a special climate story to tell

  Investment in on-site production of renewable energy is one of the sure-fire ways to cut emissions under airport’s direct control. It is great when the clean energy produced this way partially covers the energy needs of an airport. It is tremendous when it is able to supply 100% of the airport’s energy demand and […]

United teams up with LAX to deliver a ‘Flight for the Planet’

  Airports big and small, far and wide joined in the celebrations of the World Environment Day (WED) on the 5th June 2019 with a panoply of environment-minded activities. We particularly admired the bold project coordinated by United Airlines together with Los Angeles International Airport, designed to push the boundaries of environmentally-friendly flight to its […]

Australia’s Gold Coast Airport unlocks sustainable financing

A new concept linking investment and sustainability has been adopted by Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), the company operating 4 carbon accredited airports in Australia: Gold Coast, Townsville, Longreach and Mount Isa Airports.  The redevelopment of Gold Coast Airport will be partly funded by AU$100 million of “sustainability-linked loans” from the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac.  Sustainability-linked […]