Milas-Bodrum Airport in Turkey, operated by TAV, has obtained Level 1 ‘Mapping’ certification from Airports Council International. It’s the sixth airport in TAV’s portfolio to receive Airport Carbon Accreditation certification.
Airport general manager Iclal Kayaoglu commented, “Minimizing the effects of our operations on the environment is a core ambition for us at TAV. We believe that contributing to efforts to counter climate change is our responsibility to future generations. Joining Airport Carbon Accreditation is a significant step in the right direction for Milas-Bodrum Airport, as the program provides a solid framework to optimize and eventually eliminate emissions. Our aim is to become carbon neutral by 2030 at the latest.”
As of May 2021, five other airports operated by TAV are Airport Carbon Accredited. Izmir, Ankara and Antalya airports hold Level 3+ ‘Neutrality’, Enfidha-Hammamet Airport is at Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ and Zagreb Airport at Level 2 ‘Reduction’.
TAV Airports, already part of the ACI Europe initiative to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, has recently committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030, as part of the Groupe ADP Airports for Trust covenant announced in January this year.
ACI Europe director general, Olivier Jankovec, commented, “The successful accreditation of Milas-Bodrum Airport within Airport Carbon Accreditation is a prime example of the airport industry’s unwavering commitment to addressing its emissions through thick and thin. In the midst of a devastating crisis, continued investment in decarbonization is no small feat. I would like to congratulate everyone at TAV Airports who has had a hand in this excellent achievement. Well done!”