Ankara’s Esenboğa maintains status as a ‘carbon neutral airport’
ISTANBULAnkara’s Esenboğa Airport has sustains its carbon emissions at the optimum level through energy efficiency, its operator said in a written statement on Dec. 19.
As part of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program of the Airports Council International (ACI), Esenboğa Airport this year renewed its carbon neutral airport license, which it was first awarded in 2014, stated TAV Airports.
“TAV Airports has adopted an environmentally friendly, socially friendly and sustainable business model. While increasing the passenger satisfaction and service quality, we aim to decrease our environmental impacts to the minimum level. As a result of the works performed on energy efficiency, we have been pleased to sustain our carbon neutral airport title since 2014,” said TAV Esenboğa General Manager Nuray Demirer.
Providing service to 12.3 million passengers and approximately 88,000 flights in 2015, Esenboğa Airport carries out a series of practices in order to use energy efficiently without compromising on passenger comfort, said TAV Airports.
These practices include automatic lighting control, LED fixtures, trigeneration plant producing power, heating and cooling energy from natural gas.
TAV Airports has actively been participating in the ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program since 2009.
Ankara Esenboğa and İzmir Adnan Menderes airports managed to minimize their carbon emissions to the optimum level and are now listed amongst world’s top 27 environmentally-friendly airports, read the statement.
Istanbul Atatürk Airport also participates in the program, and the TAV-operated Enfidha Airport in Tunisia has become the first airport certified in Africa.
Some 176 airports participating in the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program consist of approximately 40 percent of the world’s air traffic, hosting almost 2 billion passengers.