Fraport Twin Star Airport Management
The airports in Varna and Burgas are amongst those airports across all Europe, which are involved in the reinforcing industry’s commitment to a net-zero future.
The Toulouse Declaration marks the first time that European Governments, the European Commission, industry, unions and other key stakeholders formally align on aviation decarbonisation. It is a highly significant moment, paving the way for the concrete next steps, both in the establishment of an EU Pact for Aviation Decarbonisation, and globally as we look to the UN’s ICAO to set a global goal for international aviation later this year.
Airports have long been the first movers in leading the challenge of decarbonising aviation. With almost 200 European airports now certified under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, and close to 400 airports globally1, our work to reaching net-zero carbon emissions for those operations under our control by 2050 continues to make tangible progress. European airports jointly made this public undertaking in 2019, and have since reconfirmed this goal with a number of airports publishing roadmaps taking them to this target by 2030 and a handful of trailblazers already there. They are also actively engaging with their business partners and stakeholders to advance the decarbonisation of the broader air transport system.
ACI EUROPE’s signing of the Declaration, both in its own right and as a partner in the
Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE said: “Each and every airport undersigning this Declaration is making a tangible difference to our future as an industry, as an economy and as a society. They continue to demonstrate ambition, vision and excellence in their sustainable actions. I admire and applaud each and every one of them.”
“We are very determined and happy to join this international initiative of ACI Europe! Burgas and Varna airports achieved a lot already, nevertheless, this is just a start! However difficult the situation in aviation is overall to become emission neutral, all of us must do our best to improve very fast! This will be part of the legacy of our generation: are we just talking, or acting? With our advanced preparation for substantial solar investments at our airports, we will soon make a big step ahead towards becoming CO2-neutral”, said Dr. Frank Quante, CEO of Fraport Twin Star.
A full list of ACI EUROPE member signatories to the Toulouse Declaration can be found
1 View the latest Airport Carbon Accreditation participation figures
For more information regarding the “Toulouse Declaration”, contact:
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ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International (ACI), the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI EUROPE represents over 500 airports in 55 countries. Our members facilitate over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe. Air transport supports 13.5 million jobs, generating €886 billion in European economic activity (4.4% of GDP). In response to the Climate Emergency, in June 2019 our members committed to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions for operations under their control by 2050, without offsetting.