Sustainable Airports

Sustainable airport news and features

Finavia hits zero carbon milestone

Finnish airport operator Finavia has achieved net zero carbon emissions in its own operations at Ivalo, Kittilä, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi airports

NATS tops Europe climate list

NATS has received the highest score in the 2024 Financial Times Climate Leaders list, which marks companies’ progress in cutting GHG emissions  

TotalEnergies launches JFK solar project

French multinational TotalEnergies has begun construction of New York State's largest onsite solar generating and storage system

Rome airports tackle food waste

Aeroporti di Roma, part of the Mundys Group, has begun a collaboration with Too Good To Go, the world's largest marketplace for surplus food

SSP UK introduces plastic-free lids

F&B specialist SSP has removed plastic lids from its own-brand hot beverage cups, replacing them with a plastic-free alternative

Gatwick creates geospatial platform

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) has created a new geospatial platform using Esri’s GIS (Geographic Information System) technology

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Airport profile: Helsinki hub future-proofs

Tom Batchelor visits Helsinki Airport to see the results of an ambitious redevelopment, ten years in the making

Goldhofer: GSE goes green

Goldhofer supplies towbarless aircraft tractors and aircraft recovery systems. Customer feedback has led it to develop increasingly eco-friendly products

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

LGW moves closer to net zero

London Gatwick Airport has achieved Level 4+ ‘Transition’ of the Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme

Schiphol opens own concrete recycling facility

Concrete from renovation and maintenance projects at Schiphol can now be crushed to make new concrete or foundation material

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