Sustainable Airports

Sustainable airport news and features

Auckland wins Level 4 accreditation

Auckland Airport’s work to reduce carbon emissions has been recognised with ACI's Level 4 Airport Carbon Accreditation 

FlyPool app extends its reach

February 15 saw the global launch of Flypool, the first ecological carpooling solution dedicated to airport transfers

Changi to develop huge solar panel system

Keppel will design, build, own and operate a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Changi Airport’s rooftops

Auckland expands compost programme

Coffee grinds, food scraps and even compostable cups will be put to good use, with the airport expanding its landside food waste composting

daa unveils 20-point sustainability plan

Airport operator daa has unveiled details of 20 environmental sustainability initiatives being rolled out at Dublin and Cork Airports

Phnom Penh passes green milestone

The Cambodian airport has won Level 3 accreditation from the Airports Council International

Côte d'Azur airports make biofuel commitment

Cannes-Mandelieu and Golfe De Saint-Tropez airports are reducing their emissions by more than 50 tonnes of CO2 per year

LLA launches 2024 Greener Future Fund

London Luton has launched its 2024 Greener Future Fund, inviting applications from groups keen to support biodiversity and cut carbon emissions

BAM reuses Schiphol demolition waste

Construction company BAM Bouw en Techniek has started work on a circular checkpoint at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

BSR HyAirport project takes off

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) HyAirport project, an international project driving hydrogen use in aviation, is underway

Ardian and Keflavík track emissions

Private investment house Ardian has partnered with Reykjavik’s Keflavík International Airport to measure the Icelandic hub’s Scope 3 emissions

Loganair debuts electric turnaround

The UK’s largest regional airline, Loganair, has achieved its first all-electric turnaround of an aircraft, at Stornoway Airport in the Outer Hebrides

PIT adds TrashBot to sustainability efforts

CleanRobotics – with its TrashBot – is the latest partner to join the xBridge innovation programme at Pittsburgh International Airport

Fertiliser produced on-site at PIT

Thanks to a new partnership with local firm Ecotone Renewables, food waste at Pittsburgh International Airport is being turned into fertiliser

Brussels to install net-zero heating

A new heating installation at Brussels Airport – the largest net-zero-carbon installation in Belgium – will reduce carbon emissions by 70%

GLA-led consortium to look into hydrogen

A consortium led by Glasgow Airport and Ikigai has secured Scottish Government funding to test the feasibility of an on-airport hydrogen hub

Iberia and Repsol launch SAF at Bilbao

In a Spanish airport first, Iberia Airport Services and Repsol introduce 100% renewable fuel for handling activities at Bilbao

World Fuel and Neste strengthen SAF offer

World Fuel Services (World Fuel) and Neste have signed a new supply agreement concerning sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

EnergyVision unveils big Ostend plans

This autumn, energy company EnergyVision will install 66,200 ultra-large solar panels on the grounds of Ostend-Bruges Airport

daa incentivises sustainability

Irish airport operator daa has proposed new sustainability measures to incentivise airlines to operate lower CO₂ emission aircraft

Wellington installs Locky Docks

New Zealand’s Wellington Airport has become the country’s first to install Locky Docks bicycle charging and locking stations

Tackling food waste at airports

From leftovers to packaging, F&B specialists are working hard to help propel airports to zero-waste status. Tara Craig hears how