Sustainable Airports

Sustainable airport news and features

Biosecurity: Airports keep the Antipodes safe

Emma Kelly looks at the measures Australia and New Zealand are taking to defend their ecosystems against everything from mites to viruses

Open version of Ardian AirCarbon launches

Ardian is launching a free, open version of Ardian AirCarbon, its proprietary emission quantification and reduction tool for the aviation industry

Munich and Assaia test radar tech

Munich Airport and Assaia International have completed a four-month test utilising radar technology with single engine taxi (SET) procedures

London Oxford debuts SAF

London Oxford, the UK’s fifth largest airport in terms of business aviation movements, has begun offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

Hydrogen study takes off at ATL

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Airbus, Delta and Plug Power are studying the feasibility of hydrogen fuelling

JAL deploys first lithium-ion GPU

Tamagawa Aero Systems and Japan Airlines have introduced the lithium-ion battery-powered ground power unit eGPU at Matsuyama Airport

Groupe ADP invests in LanzaJet

The $20m investment will enable sustainable fuels specialist LanzaJet to build its capacity to deploy its SAF process technology globally

SAF hub advances at Pittsburgh

KeyState Energy, CNX Resources, and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will collaborate to develop a sustainable aviation fuel hub

Phoenix progresses terminal plans

The Phoenix mayor and Phoenix City Council have heard plans to build a new terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

ESS commissions initial Schiphol energy system

ESS Tech, a manufacturer of long-duration energy storage systems, has commissioned the initial stage of its project at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 

Skellefteå and SAS collaborate on SAF

Skellefteå City Airport has become the first individual airport in Sweden to join the SAS corporate sustainability programme

OAK debuts new T1 furniture

Oakland International Airport (OAK) is giving its facilities a refresh with newly installed gate furniture for Terminal 1 passengers

LAX ConRAC wins eco recognition

Los Angeles International Airport’s Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility has been recognised for sustainability excellence 

Brussels prioritises sustainability in EIA

The public enquiry for the renewal of Brussels Airport's environmental permit is underway, involving an environmental impact assessment

Swissport makes net-zero commitment

Swissport International is committing to be 100% carbon-neutral by 2050, through the decarbonisation of its operations and supply chain

Bristol Airport publishes sustainability strategy

Bristol Airport has published its sustainability strategy, including an ambitious new carbon target

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

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

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'