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Results of Green Airports Recognition 2018

ACI Asia-Pacific Announces Results of Green Airports Recognition 2018

[March 5, 2018 – Hong Kong] ACI Asia-Pacific is pleased to announce results of the ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2018 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 35 million passengers per annum:
• Platinum – Hong Kong International Airport
• Gold – Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
• Silver – Indira Gandhi International Airport

Between 15 to 35 million passengers per annum:
• Platinum – Auckland Airport
• Gold – Abu Dhabi International Airport
• Silver – Kansai International Airport

Less than 15 million passengers per annum:
• Platinum – Adelaide Airport
• Gold – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
• Silver – Christchurch International Airport

Mrs. Patti Chau, ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Director said, “I am pleased to see more participating airports this year and more airports being recognized! Congratulations to all! The submissions will be a great contribution to the best practice sharing Publication of Green Airports Recognition 2018. In addition, it will be considered for the ICAO Eco Airport Toolkit – Waste management at airports.”

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 different environmental priorities, each year, there will be a specific environmental aspect to be chosen as theme of recognition. This year’s theme is Waste Minimization.

The submissions were reviewed by the following judges:

• Mr. Christopher Paling, Senior Lecturer – Centre for Aviation, Transport, and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University
• Mr. Christopher Surgenor, Editor/Publisher, GreenAir Online
• Ms. Juliana Scavuzzi, Aviation Environmental Specialist, ACI World
• Dr. Panagiotis Karamanos, Aviation Environmental Consultant
• Mrs. Patti Chau, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific
Mr. Christopher Paling, Senior Lecturer – Centre for Aviation, Transport, and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University said, “It is interesting to see what airports in this region are doing – and there is a lot of excellent projects as the submissions show.”

Recognized airports are invited to the award presentation ceremony to be held on April 24, 2018 at the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly to be held in Chiba City, Japan. 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 106 members operating 604 airports in 49 countries 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 2016, ACI Asia-Pacific airports have handled 3.1 billion passengers and 52.2 million tonnes of cargo.

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