Sustainable Airports

Sustainable airport news and features

Schiphol Group airports achieve sustainability accreditation

ACI has awarded the highest level for sustainability to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport

LAX launches Sustain With Love

Los Angeles International Airport has unveiled its Sustain With Love initiative to support the elimination of single-use plastic water bottles

Vertiport fuelling partnership announced

Volatus Infrastructure & Energy Solutions and LYTE Aviation aim to fulfil the infrastructure requirements for all types of eVTOL technologies

Upgraded Gatwick station opens

A new-look Gatwick Airport station has opened to passengers, transforming the journey from train to plane, according to Network Rail

SITA environmental targets validated

The Science Based Targets initiative, a global collaboration that provides expert guidance on achieving net zero, has validated SITA’s targets

Skyportz releases vertistop design

Skyportz – alongside Contreras Earl Architecture and Arup – has released its design for privately owned vertiports for public usage on compact sites

Hamad wins BSI extension

Hamad International Airport has received a certification extension from BSI, reaffirming the airport’s commitment to sustainability

CAG launches Changi Carbon Offsets

Singapore’s Changi Airport Group has launched Changi Carbon Offsets, enabling passengers to offset the carbon emissions from their air travel

Budapest sees first fully electric turns

Wizz Air and Menzies Aviation have performed the first fully electric turnarounds at Hungary’s Budapest Airport

VINCI Airports wins environmental accolade

Airports operated by VINCI Airports in Latin America and the Caribbean have won the ACI-LAC’s 'Green Airport Recognition 2023'

ADM to reduce single-use plastic at YUL

ADM Aéroports de Montréal is to phase out certain single-use plastics in concessions and VIP lounges at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport

Inverness to offer continuous SAF supplies

Airports operator HIAL (Highlands & Islands Airports) has begun offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Scotland’s Inverness Airport

Mott MacDonald to help cut LHR carbon

Global engineering firm Mott MacDonald has begun work with London Heathrow Airport to help deliver its carbon reduction targets

First four e-vehicles arrive at MIA

The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has received its first four all-electric vehicles, with almost 40 more due over the next five years

WEF calls for eco infrastructure investment

A new WEF report identifies changes required to accommodate clean fuel and urges airports to invest soon in the necessary infrastructure

FAA selects sustainable design for ATC towers

The FAA has selected a sustainable design for new air traffic control towers that will be used primarily at municipal and smaller airports in the US

PHL marks donation milestone

Concessions at Philadelphia International Airport have now donated more than 100,000lb of unsold food to not-for-profit Philabundance

Helsinki upgrades Runway 2

On May 2, airports operator Finavia will begin a two-year, €8m renovation of Runway 2 at Finland’s Helsinki Airport

Green light for Vinci’s Lyon solar plant

Vinci Airports will install a 14-hectare solar power plant at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, with construction due to start this autumn

UK aviation body calls for government help

Industry coalition Sustainable Aviation has published an updated Net Zero Carbon Road-Map, but called for targeted government backing

TaxiBot makes Delhi and Bengaluru debut

Air India has signed an agreement with KSU Aviation to launch TaxiBot operations at Delhi and Bengaluru airports for its Airbus A320 family

Helsinki makes second-hand store history

Relove - the world’s first second-hand concept
store located at an airport - is to open at Finland’s Helsinki Airport