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Maastricht Aachen Airport advances to Level 3 Optimisation

March 8, 2024

We are delighted to announce that Maastricht Aachen Airport in the Netherlands, has successfully met all the requirements to advance to Level 3 Optimisation of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

At Level 3, airports need to expand the scope of their carbon footprint assessment to include various Scope 3 emissions and present evidence of engaging with third-party operators to reduce these emissions. This builds on the continued efforts to reduce emissions under the airport’s direct control, which is the key requirement of Level 2 Reduction.

Maastricht Aachen Airport stands proudly among the top 10% of globally accredited cargo airports that have attained at least a Level 3 accreditation. Looking ahead, it has set ambitious goals, including achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030. To accomplish this, the airport plans to switch to sustainable energy sources and expand its solar PV installation to generate renewable electricity on-site. Additionally, it aims to reduce waste from its operations and promote recycling initiatives.

Commenting on this achievement, Jonas van Stekelenburg, CEO at Maastricht Aachen Airport, stated: “This accreditation is a great achievement and a recognition of the dedication with which the Maastricht Aachen Airport team is executing our sustainability strategy.”