Environmentally responsible Asia-Pacific airports honored at Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate presentation ceremony

Environmental Operations

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.

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.