Mumbai Airport bags Gold award at the ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2019

The Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), a GVK-led company that manages the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) bagged the Gold award at the ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2019. The Airport Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific announced the results of the Green Airports Recognition 2019.

The eminent panel of judges lauded the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai for its best practices towards creation of green airport infrastructure and its continuous commitment in improving the environmental performance within the industry. The awards ceremony was held on April 3 at the ACI Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition in Hong Kong, China.

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has completed several projects to address the challenges of climate change under environment management. These include airport carbon management system, airport carbon neutrality, sustainability reporting, renewable energy installations, waste water recycling, effective waste management system, organic waste treatment, etc. Similarly, CSMIA keeps a close check on noise management, air quality monitoring, waste management and climate change helping minimise the aviation industry’s impact on the environment. Despite certain constraints, CSMIA is proactively initiating activities towards an environmentally conscious airport.

The airport which sees over 45 million passengers every year has various initiatives in place, providing an opportunity to the travellers to experience an environment-friendly airport on their arrival. The panel also heaped praises for the airport’s project ‘New Integrated Terminal 2’.

The ACI Asia-Pacific has set up a theme of Green Airport Infrastructure for this year. The Green Airports Recognition was established by ACI Asia-Pacific with the support of the Asia-Pacific Regional Environment Committee. The committee received a total of 19 submissions this year from airports in the Asia Pacific region. The panellists ranged from Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management to the Aviation Environmental Consultant.