At Go Ahead and EF, protecting the environment is very important to us. So, we really loved hearing that overseas travel is getting greener everyday.
As of January of this year, the 55 Carbon Accredited airports in Europe handle 52% of the continent’s passenger traffic. That means that more than half of European commercial air traffic is routed through airports that are doing their part to control their carbon footprint. In 2011, the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) was extended to Asia-Pacific, in cooperation with Airports Council International Asia-Pacific.
Launched in 2009 by ACI Europe, ACA is the only institutionally endorsed carbon management certification standard for airports, recognizing performance with four levels of accreditation: Mapping (carbon footprint measuring), Reduction (implementing carbon management procedures), Optimization (engage third parties at and around the airport), and Neutrality (offsetting any remaining emissions). Major participating airport destinations include Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon, London, Dublin, Zurich and Stockholm.
Are you more likely to book a trip through an eco-minded airport?