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26 April 2016   Asia-Pacific Airports Gathered in Gold Coast to Celebrate Airport Carbon Accreditation’s fifth year in Asia-Pacific

 

[April 26, 2016 – Hong Kong] Asia-Pacific airports gathered in Gold Coast, Australia on April 19, 2016 to celebrate the Airport Carbon Accreditation’s 5th year in the region.

 

The ceremony, namely “Airport Carbon Accreditation – fifth year in Asia-Pacific Celebration” was one of the highlights of the 11th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, which was held from April 18 – 20, 2016.  Commenting on the anniversary, Mrs. Patti Chau, Regional Director of ACI Asia-Pacific said, “Five years ago, Airport Carbon Accreditation, originally introduced by ACI Europe, was extended to the Asia-Pacific region.  Since then, we have embarked on the journey towards carbon neutrality with our members. Today, we are proud to have 31 Asia-Pacific airports accredited at various levels of the program, representing more than 26% of passenger traffic in the region. I encourage more members to join the 155 airports worldwide to become Airport Carbon Accredited and demonstrate our airports’ dedication to sustainable growth.”

 

Asia-Pacific airports gathered in Gold Coast to celebrate Airport Carbon Accreditation's fifth year in ACI Asia-Pacific.

 

Also at the ceremony, airports recently accredited or upgraded under the programme were presented with Airport Carbon Accreditation certificates to recognize their initiatives and achievements in carbon reduction. Airports receiving certificates at the ceremony include:

 

Level 3, Optimization:         

  • Brisbane International Airport, Australia
  • Gimpo International Airport, Republic of Korea
  • Kaohsiung International Airport, Chinese Taipei
  • Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan

 

Level 2, Reduction:  

  • Chiang Mai International Airport, Thailand
  • Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand
  • Dubai International, United Arab Emirates
  • Dubai World Central, United Arab Emirates
  • Hat Yai International Airport, Thailand
  • Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport, Thailand
  • Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates
  • Sydney Airport, Australia
  • Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Chinese Taipei

 

Level 1, Mapping:    

  • Phnom Penh International Airport, Cambodia
  • Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia
  • Sihanoukville International Airport, Cambodia

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Airports recently accredited or upgraded under the programme were presented with Airport Carbon Accreditation certificates at the 11th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition.

 

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 | Parsons Brinckerhoff, it has established itself as the airport industry’s global standard for carbon management.

 

The 31 Asia-Pacific airports currently certified by the programme are as follows:

 

Level 3, Optimisation:            

Adelaide Airport, Australia

Brisbane International Airport, Australia                                            

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India

Gimpo International Airport, Republic of Korea

Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong

Incheon Airport, Republic of Korea

Indira Gandhi International Airport, India

Kaohsiung International Airport, Chinese Taipei                                

Kempegowda International Airport, India

Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan

                                     

Level 2, Reduction:                

Chiang Mai International Airport, Thailand

Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand

Dubai International, United Arab Emirates

Dubai World Central, United Arab Emirates

Hat Yai International Airport, Thailand

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia

Macau International Airport, Macau

Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport, Thailand

Parafield Airport, Australia                                         

Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates

Sunshine Coast Airport, Australia

Suvarnabumi Airport, Thailand

Sydney Airport, Australia

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Chinese Taipei

           

Level 1, Mapping:                  

Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates

Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain

Hamad International Airport, Qatar

Phnom Penh International Airport, Cambodia

Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia

Sihanoukville International Airport, Cambodia

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Indonesia

 

These airports welcomed over 629 million passengers in 2013 according to ACI Annual World Airport Traffic Report, representing almost 26% 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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About Airports Council International Asia-Pacific

ACI Asia-Pacific, one of the five regions of the Airports Council International (ACI), is based in Hong Kong and represents 101 members operating 574 airports in 48 countries in Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East.

 

As the only global trade association of the world’s airports, ACI represents airports’ interests with governments and international organizations, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. In 2014, ACI Asia-Pacific airports have handled 2.48 billion passengers and 46.3 million tonnes of cargo.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Vivian Fung

Manager, Communications

ACI Asia-Pacific Region  

 

Tel:                  (852) 2989 8006

Email:              vivian@aci-asiapac.aero

Website:          www.aci-asiapac.aero   

 

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