South African airports run the show!

April 26, 2019

We are delighted to announce several great strides made by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) on their path towards the long-term goal of carbon neutrality of their network’s operations (which they are planning to reach by 2025). 

A fifth airport operated by the company joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation community. George Airport, Africa’s first solar-powered airport has successfully joined at Level 1 ‘Mapping’. The airport is already a seasoned CO2 manager, as 50% of their energy needs is supplied through their own, 200m2 photo-voltaic plant, consisting of 3000 solar panels. Keep up the great work! 

Two airports, including Africa’s biggest and busiest airport – O.R. Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport have been recognised for effectively reducing CO2 emissions from their operations with an upgrade to Level 2 ‘Reduction’ of the programme. 

Port Elizabeth International Airport and King Shaka International Airport achieved successful renewal at Level 1 Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation.  

Congratulations to everyone involved for your work to reduce carbon intensity of the group’s operations!