Palermo’s Falcone Borsellino International Airport upgrades to Level 3 ‘Optimisation’

April 20, 2023

The international airport of Palermo, Falcone Borsellino has met all the requirements to upgrade to Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ of Airport Carbon Accreditation. At this level, the airport is going beyond CO2 reductions within its own purview, moving on to engage with third parties active at the airport site in climate efforts. 

The airport’s own reduction achievements remain impressive. As of December 31, 2022, Gesap, the company operating Palermo Airport, has managed to reduce emissions per passenger from 0.67 to 0.53 kilograms of CO2. This result exceeded expectations set in the airport’s in the “Carbon Management Plan 2021-2023”.

This has been possible thanks to a series of technical, management and training/informative interventions, among which stand out the construction of photovoltaic plants for the production of green energy, and energy efficiency interventions for lighting plants, the installation inside the parking lot of columns for EV charging, the partial replacement of the corporate vehicle park with electric power powered vehicles, the development of an energy management system certified in accordance with the Iso 50001 standard and various environmental protection training and awareness initiatives aimed not only at Gesap staff, but at all airport users.