Sustainable Airports

Sustainable airport news and features

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'

Budapest sees first fully electric turns

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

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

Study reveals Ireland’s SAF potential

A study has found that Ireland has the potential to develop a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry generating revenue of €2.55bn by 2050

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

FRA charging infrastructure evolves

Supported by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Fraport is turning its electric vehicles into mobile power storage units

Teesside solar power project takes off

FTSE 100 firm SSE Energy Solutions has signed a lease for a unit in the UK airport terminal, the first stage in a major solar power project

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

Aramex signs up to Brisbane logistics hub

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is to undertake the largest industrial project in the airport’s history on behalf of logistics specialist Aramex Australia

Areas and Phenix donate Madrid leftovers

​​​​​​​Environmental solutions specialist Phenix and F&B firm Areas have helped distribute more than 99,500kg of surplus airport food to at-risk groups