Enfidha becomes the first airport in Africa to get carbon accreditation
Operated by TAV Airports, Tunisia’s Enfidha Airport became the first operation in the African continent receiving ACI Europe’s prestigious carbon accreditation certificate.
Enfidha Airport, operated by Turkey’s leading global brand TAV Airports, became the first operation in the African continent to receive the “Airport Carbon Accreditation” certificate presented by ACI Europe.
The certificates were presented to winners during the event held at Cıragan Palace as part of this year’s ACI World-Europe General Assemblies, Conference and Exhibition that took place in Istanbul under the TAV Airports sponsorship. TAV Operation Services General Manager Eda Bildiricioglu accepted the certificate on behalf of TAV Airports.
Enfidha stands out with environmental-friendly practices
Built by TAV Airports with a 500 million Euro investment and put into operation in December 2009, Enfidha Airport is one of the country’s most important tourism destinations. The airport, where TAV uses its experience it has gained in the international platform, has the most advance technologies in energy efficiency, waste management and water management.
In addition to Enfidha, TAV also operates Monastir Airport in Tunisia.
Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir Adnan Menderes and Ankara Esenboga Airports are also participating in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program which has been initiated by ACI Europe in 2009. Last year, Istanbul Ataturk moved up to the reduction stage which is the second stage of the program.
ACA extends to Africa
Four years on from the launch of Airport Carbon Accreditation, European airport trade body ACI EUROPE took a moment at its 23rd Annual Congress in Istanbul to give an update on the programme and make a special announcement, about its newly extended geographical reach.
The institutionally endorsed programme independently assesses and recognises airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their CO2 emissions. It certifies airports at 4 different levels of accreditation (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality). In the past twelve months, Airport Carbon Accredited status has been earned by a total of 75 airports in 22 countries in Europe and 10 airports in 7 countries in Asia-Pacific.