Belfast International Airport Obtains International Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2

By Dave Simpson

Belfast International Airport has announced that it has entered the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme by reaching the Level 2 reduction for its initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint.


A statement announcing the news claimed that Belfast International Airport has achieved a 20% decrease in direct carbon emissions since 2018, when it joined the VINCI Airports network, with key actions including the LED-relamping of its terminal and an improvement in energy consumption management.

ACA is a programme of Airports Council International (ACI), and the accreditation recognises efforts in the levels of mapping, reduction, optimisation, neutrality, transformation and transition.

Statement: Belfast International Airport Managing Director

Belfast International Airport managing director Graham Keddie stated, “The airport team have been focused and dedicated on the comprehensive management and mitigation of our carbon footprint. We are delighted to have achieved this accreditation and are committed to working towards the next levels.”

Statement: ACI Europe Director General

ACI Europe director general Olivier Jankovec stated, “I would like to warmly congratulate all of the team at Belfast International Airport, and indeed VINCI Airports, for their work and this great achievement that sees Belfast International Airport join Airport Carbon Accreditation directly at Level 2 reduction. The demands of Level 2 certification are rigorous, requiring strategic engagement and diligent work from the airport operator to effectively reduce CO2 emissions from the daily operations of the airport. I commend their excellent efforts and look forward to witnessing BFS Airport’s progress within Airport Carbon Accreditation, the industry’s global standard for carbon management.”

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