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Environmentally Responsible Asia-Pacific Airports Honored At Airport Carbon Accreditation Certificate Presentation Ceremony

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Hong Kong] Four Asia-Pacific airports were honored at the 10th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, held in April in Jordan as they were presented with Airport Carbon Accreditation Certificates to recognize their initiatives and achievements in carbon reduction.


Four Asia-Pacific airports receiving their Airport Carbon Accreditation Certificates from Mr. Dennis Chant (third from right), President of ACI Asia-Pacific at the 10th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly.

Airports receiving certificates at the ceremony include:

Level 3, Optimization:         

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India

Level 2, Reduction:  

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia
  • Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan

Level 1, Mapping:    

  • Brisbane International Airport, Australia

In congratulating the accredited airports, Mrs. Patti Chau, Regional Director of ACI Asia-Pacific said, “Airport Carbon Accreditation was extended to the Asia-Pacific region in November 2011 from ACI Europe. By end of last year, it has become a global programme and is now available to airports in all 5 ACI regions. In Asia-Pacific 25 airports have already been accredited under the Programme. I wish to congratulate these airports for their strong commitment in carbon emissions management and working towards carbon neutrality.”

Airport Carbon Accreditation is institutionally-endorsed by ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) and EUROCONTROL (European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation) and is overseen by an independent Advisory Board including representatives of the European Commission, ECAC, EUROCONTROL, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) and Manchester Metropolitan University. Independently administered by leading global sustainability consultancy WSP, it has established itself as the airport industry’s global standard for carbon management.

The 25 Asia-Pacific airports currently certified by the programme are as follows:

Level 3, Optimisation:

  • Adelaide Airport, Australia
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India
  • Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
  • Incheon Airport, Republic of Korea
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport, India
  • Kempegowda International Airport, India
  • Parafield Airport, Australia
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India

Level 2, Reduction:

  • Kaohsiung International Airport, Chinese Taipei
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia
  • Macau International Airport, Macau
  • Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan
  • Sunshine Coast Airport, Australia
  • Suvarnabumi Airport, Thailand

Level 1, Mapping:

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates
  • Al Maktoum International Airports, United Arab Emirates
  • Brisbane International Airport, Australia
  • Chiang Mai International Airport, Thailand
  • Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand
  • Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates
  • Hat Yai International Airport, Thailand
  • Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport, Thailand
  • Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates
  • Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Indonesia
  • Sydney Airport, Australia

These airports welcomed over 552 million passengers in 2013 according to ACI Annual World Airport Traffic Report, representing 23.6% of the total air passenger traffic in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region.

For more information about Airport Carbon Accreditation, visit http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org.

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