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International students learn about Salvador Bahia’s sustainability success


Salvador Bahia Airport’s sustainability success has led to the Brazilian gateway becoming a case study for students taking sustainable air transport management courses at the ITAéria Business School in Spain.

The airport was recognised as the most sustainable airport in Brazil in 2019 by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the accolade brought it to the attention of ITAéria, which specialises in airport and aeronautical management.

Now ‘Salvador Bahia Airport: The most sustainable Airport in Brazil’ is taught as a module at the school by the airport’s very own environment manager, Rodrigo Tavares, who is also a student at ITAérea.

“Salvador Bahia Airport is a clear case of a success story that shows that efficient management of human and material resources can lead to substantial improvements in an airport’s environmental footprint, says ITAérea CEO, José Ignacio Escudero,

“ITAérea students value knowing and experiencing cases of this type through their protagonists and main agents involved.”

Salvador Bahia Airport’s environmental initiatives were recognised by ANAC when it carried out a ‘Sustainable Aerodromes’ survey, which mapped practices aimed at environmental management at the country’s airports.  

The survey covered 36 different topics that included everything from water management, electricity, waste, climate change, atmospheric emissions, noise, soil, fauna and flora to environmental education and organisational management.  

The main terminal in Bahia met 33 of the 36 requirements under evaluation, registering 88.85% of the score and being considered with sustainable actions at an advanced level.  

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