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ACI Asia-Pacific Announces Results of Green Airports Recognition 2019

  • 12 Feb 2019

ACI Asia-Pacific is pleased to announce the results of the region’s Green Airports Recognition 2019 which recognizes airports’ outstanding achievements in their environmental projects. 
A total of 19 submissions were received this year. The Panel of Judges concluded that recognition will be awarded to the following airports:
Over 45 million passengers per annum:

  •     Platinum – Indira Gandhi International Airport
  •     Gold – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
  •     Silver – Hong Kong International Airport

Between 10 to 45 million passengers per annum:

  •     Platinum – Taoyuan International Airport
  •     Gold – Sydney Airport
  •     Silver – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Less than 10 million passengers per annum:

  •    Platinum – Adelaide Airport
  •     Gold – Al Bateen Executive Airport
  •     Silver – Nadi International Airport

Mrs. Patti Chau, ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Director said, “I would like to congratulate every airport that made the shortlist, each participating airport demonstrates continual commitment in improving the environmental performance and sharing the best green airport practice within our industry.  Our panel of judges had the difficult task of selecting from many outstanding submissions that have proposed innovative solutions. I would also like to thank our judges for their time and hard work in reviewing the submissions.”
The Green Airports Recognition was established by ACI Asia-Pacific with the support of ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Environment Committee. The Recognition’s objective is to promote environmental best practices to minimize aviation’s impact on the environment and to recognize ACI Asia-Pacific airport members who have outstanding accomplishments in their environmental projects. Understanding that different airports have varying environmental priorities, a specific environmental aspect will be chosen as theme of recognition each year.  This theme for this year’s recognition is Green Airport Infrastructure.
The submissions were reviewed by the following judges:

  •     Mr. Christopher Paling, Senior Lecturer – Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management, Manchester Metropolitan University
  •     Mr. Christopher Surgenor, Editor/Publisher, GreenAir Online
  •     Ms. Juliana Scavuzzi, Senior Manager, Environment, ACI World
  •     Dr. Panagiotis Karamanos, Aviation Environmental Consultant
  •     Mrs. Patti Chau, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific

Dr. Panagiotis Karamanos, Aviation Environmental Consultant said, “Given the dire predictions about climate change, it is truly encouraging that many airports in Asia Pacific are undertaking innovative and effective initiatives.”
Recognized airports are invited to the award presentation ceremony to be held on 3 April 2019 at the ACI Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition in Hong Kong. For more information about the event, please visit the event website at

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About Airports Council International Asia-Pacific

ACI Asia-Pacific, one of the five regions of the Airports Council International (ACI), is based in Hong Kong and represents 110 members operating 589 airports in 49 countries/ territories in Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East.
As the only global trade association of the world’s airports, ACI represents airports’ interests with governments and international organizations, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. In 2017, In 2017, ACI Asia-Pacific airports have handled 3.4 billion passengers and 56.3 million tonnes of cargo.
For further information, please contact:
Vivian Fung
Senior Manager, External Affairs
ACI Asia-Pacific
Tel:                  (852) 2989 8006

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