The airport is a uniquely complicated space, typically bringing together hundreds of companies, thousands of vehicles and millions of passengers.
Airlines, air traffic control, ground handlers, baggage handlers, catering companies, refueling trucks, passenger shuttle transport, airport maintenance services, emergency services, police, border control, retailers – all of these have a place at the airport.
As far back as the 1970’s airports have been carrying out environmental management programmes dealing with various aspects of airport operations. These include monitoring air quality, water management, noise mitigation and biodiversity management. Now, in the context of climate change coupled with trading conditions that reward efficiency, different initiatives are underway to help lower carbon dioxide emissions at the airport.