Credit: lux-Airport

Lux-Airport, the operating company of Luxembourg Airport, has announced that it recently achieved a level 3+ "Neutrality" certification through the ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

The ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation programme endorses the airport industry carbon management by classifying the different levels of maturity into six stages. The programme thus provides a unique common framework and tool for active carbon management at airports with measurable results.

After reaching level 2 "Reduction" of the carbon certification standard for airports at the beginning of 2020, lux-Airport headed directly to level 3+, also known as "carbon neutrality". The airport operator put many efforts into improving its actions, worked with its partners to reduce carbon emissions and developed plans for a sustainable engagement ahead. Moreover, lux-Airport compensated for the remainder of carbon emissions in its direct control by investing in internationally recognised high-quality offsets.

The achievement of level 3+ is the outcome of a common environmental approach of the main airport’s stakeholders. One example is the use of electricity produced by 100% hydropower, which is carbon neutral. Another example is the runway renovation, where the lights were changed into modern LED lighting and the adaptation of the lighting in the parking garage to an intelligent turn-on / turn-off system (only in use when needed). Aeronautical emissions were also included in these actions, as the landing charges at lux-Airport include an environmental factor.

lux-Airport is among 100 airports committed to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030, as part of the airport industry net zero pledge spearheaded by ACI EUROPE, the European airport association.