We are delighted to announce that Winnipeg International Airport in Canada, has successfully achieved Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation.
Winnipeg International Airport has already achieved notable reductions in emissions from sources it owns and controls, including those from its fleet vehicles, buildings, and supporting equipment.
At Level 3, Winnipeg International Airport extends its efforts beyond simply managing emissions within its direct control, actively involving and inspiring its entire ecosystem to participate in impactful climate actions.
The airport is operated by Winnipeg Airports Authority, that is committed to monitoring greenhouse gas emissions and developing innovative reduction strategies to continue on the path towards becoming carbon neutral.
Discover more about Winnipeg International Airport’s environmental strategy HERE
We're excited to announce that Ezeiza International, Mendoza El Plumerillo, and Iguazu Cataratas airports in Argentina have entered Airport Carbon Accreditation programme at Level 1 Mapping.
Operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, these three airports have taken a significant first step towards comprehensive carbon management by calculating their annual carbon emissions and establishing a plan to reduce them.
Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 remains committed to the objectives of the Paris Agreement, while continuing their efforts in biodiversity conservation and the efficient management of natural resources.
Discover Aeropuertos Argentina 2000’s latest sustainability report HERE
London Gatwick has advanced from Level 3+ Neutrality to achieve Level 4+ Transition of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. This upgrade showcases Gatwick's sustained focus on carbon reduction, building upon its carbon-neutral status within the programme since 2017.
A cornerstone of this achievement is the implementation of the Stakeholder Partnership Plan. Gatwick drives climate initiatives across its operational ecosystem, motivating third parties within the airport to significantly reduce emissions. For instance, in 2021 Gatwick partnered with easyJet, Q8 Aviation, and Neste, demonstrating that its existing fuel system is equipped to handle A1 jet fuel blended with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Gatwick has set an ambitious goal of attaining net-zero for Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030. This target is shared by all VINCI Airports in the European Union, as confirmed by their participation in the ACI EUROPE Net Zero Resolution. Notably, this commitment is 20 years ahead of the timelines set by global climate agreements like the Paris Agreement, highlighting Gatwick’s and VINCI group’s leadership in climate action.
To achieve these goals, Gatwick is planning to invest more than £250 million into crucial carbon reduction initiatives. These initiatives include transitioning to an electric vehicle fleet and replacing conventional gas boilers and refrigerants with more eco-friendly alternatives.
Discover more about London Gatwick’s sustainability initiatives HERE.
The main airport and gateway to French Polynesia, Tahiti-Faa'a International Airport has met all the necessary requirements to upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
Operated by Egis, Tahiti-Faa’a International Airport has effectively demonstrated well-defined carbon management practices and target setting, that led to a tangible reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions. Congratulations on this commendable achievement!
The airport is committed to a medium-term approach by the Egis Group to reduce its carbon impact for every airport within their network and actively progressing towards a net zero transition for Tahiti-Faa’a airport.
We are pleased to announce that Florianopolis International, Vitoria, and Macaé airports in Brazil, have successfully met all the necessary requirements to advance to Level 2 Reduction within the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
The three airports operated by Zurich Airport Brasil have diligently implemented various environmental initiatives, demonstrating their strong commitment to sustainable development. Ongoing projects related to waste management, eco-efficient packaging, and sustainable energy production exemplify their dedication to a greener future.
The accomplishment of Level 2 Reduction signifies the effective carbon management procedures in place and sets the stage for further carbon footprint reduction with defined targets.
You can learn more about Zurich Airport Brasil’s sustainability strategy HERE
Tooele Valley County and South Valley Regional airports in Utah USA, have joined Airport Carbon Accreditation programme at Level 1 Mapping.
Both airports, operated by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, have taken a significant initial step towards comprehensive carbon management. This achievement involves a thorough analysis of CO2 emissions at the airport sites and the establishment of well-structured plans to reduce them, marking the beginning of their journey towards achieving carbon-free operations.
Find out more about Salt Lake City Department of Airports’ sustainability programme HERE
We are thrilled to announce that Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India, has successfully reached Level 4+ Transition, the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation.
This accomplishment reflects the airport's unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. Operating on renewable energy and striving for zero waste, the airport has set ambitious targets to achieve Net Zero CO2 emissions. Their dedication is further emphasised by investments in sustainable technologies and assets, notably such as fixed electric ground power (FEGP) supply to aircraft, a bio-diesel filling station, and the introduction of battery-operated Ground Support Equipment (GSE) vehicles.
Aligned with global climate goals such as the Paris Agreement, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport's carbon management is now firmly focused on absolute emissions reductions and effective partnerships with business partners oriented towards greater sustainability across the entire airport site.
Its remarkable efforts exemplify a steadfast commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, making it a beacon of eco-friendly practices in the aviation industry.
You can discover more about the airport’s environmental initiatives HERE
We are happy to announce that Ireland West Airport Knock has met all the necessary requirements to upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
Ireland West Airport Knock joined the programme last year at Level 1 Mapping and is already advancing to higher levels. The airport is currently carrying out a sustainability strategy for the next five years, aiming to significantly reduce overall carbon emissions, with a firm commitment to achieving net zero by 2050.
Discover more details about the airport’s sustainability initiatives HERE
Georgia now features on the Airport Carbon Accreditation map, as Batumi Airport enters at Level 1 Mapping of the programme.
Batumi Airport has identified its environmental goals and has set measurable targets. By achieving Level 1 Mapping, Batumi Airport has taken its first significant step towards comprehensive carbon management through meticulous analysis of CO2 emissions at the airport site and establishing a plan to reduce them.
Find out more information about the airport’s environmental policy HERE
Invercargill Airport in New Zealand entered Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 1 Mapping.
Invercargill Airport is dedicated to reducing direct carbon emissions and has taken its first significant step towards comprehensive carbon management by achieving Level 1 Mapping of the programme. This level is attained by conducting a thorough analysis of CO2 emissions at the airport site and formulating a strategy to minimise them.
Find out more about the airport’s carbon reduction policy HERE
We are glad to announce that Tivat Airport in Montenegro has joined Airport Carbon Accreditation programme at Level 1 Mapping.
Tivat Airport has taken its first significant step towards comprehensive carbon management by achieving Level 1 - Mapping of the programme. This level is achieved through meticulous analysis of CO2 emissions at the airport site and establishing a plan to reduce them.
We are glad to announce that Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport in Canada has met all the necessary requirements to upgrade to Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport remains steadfast in its commitment to operate in a manner that preserves and protects the natural environment within the vicinity of Halifax Stanfield.
Level 3 is a recognition awarded to airports with advanced carbon management strategy and implementation. At this level, Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is not only actively pursuing emissions reductions from sources under its direct control, but also engaging and driving their business community to engage in meaningful climate action.
Discover more about the airport’s environmental policy HERE
Hollywood Burbank Airport in Los Angeles, USA, has successfully met all the requirements to enter Airport Carbon Accreditation directly at Level 2 Reduction.
The airport is strongly committed to reducing its carbon emissions through a range of measures. These include renewable energy projects, electric vehicle infrastructure, and a regional intermodal transportation programme. The airport will establish specific reduction targets and provide evidence of progress towards these goals.
Discover more about Hollywood Burbank Airport’s sustainability strategy HERE
John Glenn Columbus International Airport, in Colombus USA, has met all of the necessary requirements to upgrade to Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
Building upon the solid foundation of Level 1 Mapping, John Glenn Columbus International Airport has meticulously demonstrated effective carbon management procedures and established ambitious targets. These efforts will undoubtedly lead the airport towards a more sustainable future.
You can discover more about the airport HERE
We're thrilled to announce that William P. Hobby Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and Ellington Airport in Houston, Texas, USA, all operated by Houston Airports, entered Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
Houston Airports is committed to carbon neutrality by 2030, and has already set the wheels in motion with several sustainable initiatives. Its dedication to reducing environmental impact encompasses crucial areas such as energy, technology, and recycling.
Find out more about Houston Airports’ sustainability strategy HERE
Comox Valley Airport in Canada has met all the necessary requirements to enter Airport Carbon Accreditation programme at Level 1 Mapping.
This level involves a thorough assessment of CO2 emissions within the airport premises and the development of a well-organised plan to address and reduce them.
Discover more about Comox Valley Airport HERE
We are delighted to share the renewal of Level 3 Optimisation of Airport Carbon Accreditation for both Los Angeles International Airport and Los Angeles Van Nuys Airport. The two airports operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have successfully fulfilled all the essential criteria, furthering their commitment to sustainable practices, including the engagement of third party airport operations.
Discover more about LAWA’s sustainability initiatives HERE
The two AVINOR airports in Norway have met all the necessary requirements to renew their accreditations.
Oslo Airport successfully renewed its Level 3+ Neutrality accreditation. It is consistently reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions per passenger and it has proactively engaged other airport stakeholders in collective efforts to further decrease its overall greenhouse gas footprint. Additionally, the airport has invested in climate quotas to offset any remaining emissions, showcasing a strong commitment to environmental responsibility.
Kristiansand Airport has successfully fulfilled all the prerequisites to renew its Level 1 Mapping accreditation. This accomplishment is a result of thorough analysis and assessment of CO2 emissions, followed by the development of a comprehensive plan aimed at effectively reducing these emissions. It highlights the airport's dedication to a sustainable and environmentally conscious approach in its operations.
You can find more about AVINOR’s environmental goals HERE
We are glad to announce that Larnaka and Pafos airports in Cyprus have met all the necessary requirements to renew at Level 3+ Neutrality of our Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. Both airports, operated by Hermes airports, have fulfilled all requirements of the previous levels and have compiled a carbon footprint report.
The Level 3+ certification underscores their efforts to effectively manage and mitigate carbon emissions, contributing significantly to the global endeavor for a greener and more environmentally responsible aviation industry.
Find out more about Hermes’ sustainability initiatives HERE
We are delighted to announce that Athens International Airport (AIA) in Greece has attained the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation.
Athens International Airport has met all the requirements to reach Level 4+ Transition and is now fully committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions, aligning with the goals established by the Paris Agreement.
AIA is on track to become the first airport operator to fulfill 100% of its electricity requirements through self-generation from renewable sources. Since March 2023, AIA has added a new 16 MWp photovoltaic power plant for self-consumption to complement the existing 8 MWp photovoltaic power plant, covering an impressive area of 210,000 square meters. The first-phase photovoltaic power plant alone accounts for 45% of the airport company's electricity consumption needs, resulting in a corresponding reduction in indirect carbon dioxide emissions. The completion of the next phase by 2025 will ensure 100% self-generated electricity production for AIA, securing its power needs for the next two decades.
Furthermore, AIA is progressively transitioning a portion of its vehicle fleet to electric vehicles and exploring the use of biofuels for heavy vehicles and equipment. Additionally, it is actively exploring non-carbon dioxide-emitting heating alternatives to replace natural gas for heating and hot water production for daily use.
In addition to its significant role as an economic growth catalyst, AIA is making remarkable strides in reducing its ecological footprint while actively seeking environmental partnerships with all stakeholders within the airport community.
Find more details about AIA’s sustainability initiatives HERE.