Sustainable Airports

Sustainable airport news and features

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

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

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

SITA helps monitor Hong Kong carbon

HKIA has selected SITA to provide a carbon management platform to monitor data on carbon emissions across the airport

Airlines fight Schiphol decision

KLM, Delta Air Lines and easyJet are among airlines taking proceedings against the Dutch government's decision to cut Schiphol flights

Riga sets emissions targets

The Board of Riga Airport has approved the Latvian airport's Net Zero 2050 Roadmap, an operational plan for achieving zero CO2 emissions by 2050

SAN stormwater usage revealed

In 2022, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority captured, treated, and reused 812,500 gallons of stormwater, it has announced

Bristol capacity expansion approved

The UK’s High Court has dismissed the legal challenge brought against the Planning Inspectorate, enabling expansion to proceed

Teesside signs Air France-KLM SAF deal

Teesside has become the UK’s first airport to partner with Air France-KLM for the airline’s programme to boost the use of sustainable aviation fuel

ESS to deliver Schiphol battery solution

ESS’ iron flow battery technology will enable air-side electrification and help advance Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s sustainability strategy

VINCI innovates at Gatwick

London Gatwick Airport has resurfaced its main runway in half the time and at half the cost of traditional resurfacing methods

Electric cars make Tallinn debut

Three electric cars for use by employees involved in aircraft servicing were introduced at Tallinn Airport in Estonia on January 3

Liege ready for SAF distribution

Liege Airport has become the first airport in Belgian capable of providing its airline customers with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)