Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, managed by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), has won the Silver Award under the Green Airports Recognition 2022 programme of the Airports Council International.
RGIA won the award for its carbon management process in the Asia-Pacific region of 15 to 50 million passengers per year (MPPA). According to a press release, 2018 is the fifth year in a row that RGIA has won the award.
ACI’s Green Airport Recognition Program promotes environmental best practices to reduce the impact of the aviation industry on the environment. GHIAL officials said that the RGIA would include green buildings, use of renewable energy, energy conservation, use of green refrigerants and energy conservation, energy efficient airport operations, development of green belts: carbon dioxide, management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon neutrality.
GHIAL CEO Pradeep Panicker said that the GHIAL has been compliant with green norms by using sustainable resources and opting for renewable energy and alternative fuels. “In our sustainability journey, we are collaboratively working on solutions and studies for sustainable aviation fuel. We are most humbled to receive this recognition from ACI – Asia Pacific Environment Committee which further resolves us to strengthen our eco-friendly initiatives,” he said.