ACI celebrates green airport infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific

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ACI Asia-Pacific has announced the results of its Green Airports Recognition 2019 initiative, highlighting outstanding environmental projects throughout the region.

The Green Airports Recognition program was established by ACI Asia-Pacific to promote environmental best practices to minimize aviation’s impact on the environment.

Acknowledging that different airports have varying environmental priorities, a specific environmental aspect is chosen as the theme of the recognition program each year. The theme for 2019 is Green Airport Infrastructure.

A total of 19 submissions have been received this year. The judging panel voted in favor of awarding the following airports:

Over 45 million passengers per annum:
Platinum – Indira Gandhi International Airport, India
Gold – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, India
Silver – Hong Kong International Airport, China

Between 10 to 45 million passengers per annum:
Platinum – Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan
Gold – Sydney Airport, Australia
Silver – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India

Less than 10 million passengers per annum:
Platinum – Adelaide Airport, Australia
Gold – Al Bateen Executive Airport, Abu Dhabi
Silver – Nadi International Airport, Fiji

Recognized airports are invited to the award presentation ceremony to be held on April 3 , 2019, at the ACI Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition in Hong Kong.

Patti Chau, regional director, ACI Asia-Pacific, said, “I would like to congratulate every airport that made the shortlist, each participating airport demonstrates continual commitment in improving the environmental performance and sharing the best green airport practice within our industry.

“Our panel of judges had the difficult task of selecting from many outstanding submissions that have proposed innovative solutions. I would also like to thank our judges for their time and hard work in reviewing the submissions.”

Dr Panagiotis Karamanos, aviation environmental consultant, said, “Given the dire predictions about climate change, it is truly encouraging that many airports in Asia-Pacific are undertaking innovative and effective initiatives.”

Interested in how airports can reduce their environmental impact? Check out the ‘Environment & Sustainability stream at the Passenger Terminal Conference, which takes place during Passenger Terminal Expo, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2019, in London.

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