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Aalborg Airport achieves Level 3 Optimisation

March 7, 2024

We are excited to announce that Aalborg Airport in Denmark has successfully upgraded to Level 3 Optimisation within the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

Having joined the programme directly at Level 2 in 2021, Aalborg Airport has demonstrated significant progress by achieving notable reductions in emissions from its own operations. Advancing to Level 3, the airport has now expanded its focus to actively engaging and motivating its business partners to manage and reduce their own carbon emissions. This way the airport is now spearheading the uptake of climate action culture across its entire ecosystem.

Among the sustainable initiatives implemented by AAL are the replacement of nearly all lighting with energy-efficient LED technology, the introduction of parking spaces equipped for charging electric vehicles, and a pioneering collaboration with Port of Aalborg, Aalborg University, and Shell on low-carbon fuel projects, which will enable Aalborg Airport to supply aircraft with sustainable fuel.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General at ACI EUROPE, applauded Aalborg Airport’s commitment to carbon management, stating: “Kudos to Aalborg Airport for upgrading to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation and thus joining the league of airports expanding their carbon management to influence emissions reductions downstream from their operational partners. At Level 3, Aalborg Airport is not only achieving reductions in CO2 emissions under its control, but also working together with its business partners and third parties to engage them in effective climate action. This way, AAL is effectively contributing to a more sustainable aviation ecosystem. Well done to everyone involved in the AAL team and keep up the good work! I look forward to witnessing your progress to higher levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation.”

Discover more about Aalborg Airport’s journey to sustainability here.