QAIA becomes 1st airport to achieve Level 4+ ‘Transition’ of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program

Published: Monday, July 18, 2022

Airport International Group announced that Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has become the first in the Middle East to achieve Level 4+ ‘Transition’ of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program.

The ‘Transition’ certificate – granted by Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific – is valid until the renewal date in May 2025.

QAIA was awarded the certificate following a rigorous review of its carbon management processes, which affirmed alignment with global climate goals to reach a net-zero carbon status by 2050, in addition to its establishment of a road map to reduce CO2 emissions from fuel and electricity consumption and the ongoing responsible compensation of residual CO2 emissions under its control – per the global airport industry’s response to climate change.

“Since 2013, QAIA has been setting an example of what it means to be a climate-friendly airport and has been the first in the Middle East to achieve ‘Neutrality’. Such a proud feat is instrumental in highlighting not only QAIA, but also Jordan, on the global aviation stage. Given the deliberate industry-wide shift towards environmental best practices, we at Airport International Group are keen on building an even more sustainable and responsible international airport,” commented Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Claude. “On this note, I extend my sincerest thanks and congratulations to our team, partners and stakeholders on yet another distinguished milestone and for continuously going above and beyond to ensure QAIA remains a trailblasing, sustainable and tourism-enabling gateway within the region.”

“I wish to congratulate Queen Alia International Airport for achieving Level 4+, Transition accreditation from ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation program, a significant milestone in their sustainability journey. By becoming the second airport in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region and the first in the Middle East to achieve Level 4+ status, Queen Alia International Airport is firmly positioning itself as a pioneer in carbon management.

It is an impressive accomplishment in an era of unprecedented challenges for the aviation industry. The fact that airports, regardless of their size, are demonstrating strong commitment to operate in a more sustainable way to protect the environment is indeed a very positive sign,” said Stefano Baronci, director general, ACI Asia-Pacific.