ETHICAL/ Airports Thinking Green

Every year a number of airports around the world announce new measures aimed at greening their operation. Learn about some of the eco-friendly projects at the European airports, in Turkey or even Hawaii.


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Europe: Key Eco-friendly Measures of the Greenest Airports airport

Europe: Key Eco-friendly Measures of the Greenest Airports

Daniel A. Tanner

In March 2013, ACI Europe reported that over 50% of European passengers were arriving at green, environmentally friendly airports – an encouraging sign that can only improve throughout 2014 as established schemes develop and new ideas are tried out. Many European airports claim to be green and it is difficult to judge the 'greenest' of all so here are four important examples from across the continent who have shone through thanks to their bold or unusual methods. One British airport is making ...
Hawaii: Airports to Reduce Energy Use by 49% airport

Hawaii: Airports to Reduce Energy Use by 49%

Ashley Nault

Hawaiiairports recently announced plans for substantial greening of local airports that would result in energy usage cut by about 49%. The energy efficiency program of the Department of Travel Airports Division (DOT) was revealed by Neil Abercrombie, Honolulu’s Governor. The project including the modernization of Hawaiian airports with the latest green and energy efficient technology would help save $518 million over the next two decades. This will provide a high impact solution that has been pa...
San Diego Airport Reconstruction Keeping the Environment in Mind eco

San Diego Airport Reconstruction Keeping the Environment in Mind

Chris Grad

In August 2013 San Diego International Airport launched the Green Build, a massive project securing easier access for passengers, entirely new shopping hub and 10 new gates. With the cost of around $907 million it has been the largest construction project in the airport’s history that also includes numerous eco-friendly measures. Green Build has promised to speed up and expand air travel for all kinds of passengers at the Lindbergh Field, including numerous passengers using Terminal 1. With num...
Turkey: Airports Provided Incentives to Apply Green Measures eco

Turkey: Airports Provided Incentives to Apply Green Measures

Chris Grad

In 2009, Civil Aviation’s Directorate General in Turkey came up with a project aimed at reducing the effects of the airports on human health and the environment both in the present and the future. Its ultimate goal was to see to it that such damage was done away with completely. At the Turkish airports, the project would render incentives of up to fifty percent off service tariffs. The directorate general will guide the Green Airport Project in ensuring that service providers and airline oper...