Sustainable Airports

Sustainable airport news and features

The New Terminal One (NTO) at JFK

Airports International spoke to Ferrovial Airports CEO Luke Bugeja about the company’s involvement in The New Terminal One (NTO) at JFK

Schiphol trials self-driving buses

Two electric self-driving Ohmio buses are following a fixed route and making stops at various locations on airside at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Aena to modernise Congonhas Airport

Aena, which operates 20% of Brazil's air traffic, will invest more than BRL 2bn (€370.8m) in the expansion of São Paulo's Congonhas Airport

YVR teams up with BC government

The British Columbia Government and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will work together to fight pollution and support sustainable jobs

Vertiports and sustainability

From noise pollution to construction materials, are vertiports really as green as developers claim? Tom Batchelor investigates

Chicago to consider green energy at O’Hare

An ordinance  will allow the Chicago Department of Aviation to enter into an agreement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

New terminal on way for Leahy BTV

Project NexT will replace the north concourse, the latest and largest sustainable infrastructure project at Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport

Menzies to plant mangroves 

Menzies Aviation has committed to funding the planting of 70,000 mangroves as part of the Million Mangroves project

BA overhauls LHR GSE equipment

British Airways is embarking on a multi-million-pound investment programme to overhaul its ground support equipment at Heathrow Airport

LLA launches green education programme

London Luton Airport is joining forces with The Forest of Marston Vale Trust to launch a new environmental education programme

Farnborough passes SAF milestone

Farnborough Airport, the UK’s principal business aviation airport, has sold its millionth litre of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

SFO sustainability lead wins national award

Erin Cooke, San Francisco International Airport sustainability and environmental policy director, has won the Airports Going Green Award for 2023

MKE installs eco-friendly lighting 

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) has completed a major replacement of exterior lighting across key areas of the airport

Farnborough unveils solar installation plans

Farnborough Airport has announced plans for a large solar installation which it says will enable the airport to generate 25% of its own power

UK partners pioneer hydrogen infrastructure

Protium is driving an ambitious project that could enable hydrogen-powered aircraft to take off from UK airports sooner than anticipated

LLA tops table for next-gen aircraft

More flights at London Luton Airport (LLA) were operated using next-generation aircraft this summer than at any other major European airport

Schiphol focuses on maintenance

Between 2024 and 2027, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to invest €3bn in catching up on maintenance and upgrades, it has announced

PANYNJ unveils JFK construction facility

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has begun operations at a new construction support facility at JFK

CPK unveils sustainable development strategy

CPK has unveiled its Airport Sustainable Development Strategy, which it says could address the European transport sector’s key challenges

Luton wins ACA Level 4

London Luton Airport (LLA) has become only the third major UK airport to achieve Level 4 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) scheme

Angola’s game-changing airport

Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu, Minister for Transport, Angola, is responsible for the African country’s new international airport. Tara Craig asked him about the project. 

Vestergaard's eco airside innovation

Lars Barsøe of Vestergaard Company reflects on the measures aviation is taking to meet its ambitious climate targets