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Milas-Bodrum becomes TAV’s sixth carbon accredited airport


Milas-Bodrum in Turkey has become the sixth gateway in TAV Airports’ global portfolio to receive Airport Carbon Accreditation certification, the only institutionally-endorsed, global carbon management programme for airports.

The self titled gateway to the Turkish Riviera has obtained Level 1 ‘Mapping’ certification in the ACI Europe launched programme.

Milas-Bodrum Airport’s general manager, Iclal Kayaoglu, said: “Minimising the effects of our operations on the environment is a core ambition for us at TAV. We believe that contributing to efforts to counter climate change is our responsibility to future generations.

“Joining Airport Carbon Accreditation is a significant step in the right direction for Milas-Bodrum Airport, as the programme provides a solid framework to optimise and eventually eliminate emissions. Our aim is to become carbon neutral by 2030 at the latest.”

ACI Europe’s director general, Olivier Jankovec, commented: “The successful accreditation of Milas-Bodrum Airport within Airport Carbon Accreditation is a prime example of the airport industry’s unwavering commitment to addressing its emissions through thick and thin.

“In the midst of a devastating crisis, continued investment in decarbonisation is no small feat. I would like to congratulate everyone at TAV Airports who has had a hand in this excellent achievement. Well done!”

As of May 2021, five other Airport Carbon Accredited airports operated by TAV are Izmir, Ankara and Antalya airports in Turkey (Level 3+ ‘Neutrality’); Enfidha-Hammamet Airport in Tunisia (Level 3 ‘Optimisation’) and Zagreb Airport in Croatia (Level 2 ‘Reduction’).

Airport Carbon Accreditation independently assesses and recognises the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions through 6 levels of certification: ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimization’, ‘Neutrality’, ‘Transformation’ and ‘Transition’.

Today, 343 airports in 74 countries are actively addressing their emissions within the programme.

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