YDA Dalaman Airport Elevates Two Levels in Carbon Accreditation Program at Once


YDA Dalaman Airport has entered the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program of the Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) with the second ‘Reduction’ level.

YDA Dalaman Airport skipped Level 1 in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, the only institutionally approved global carbon management certification program for airports, and was directly awarded the Level 2 Carbon Emission Certificate.

The Airport Carbon Accreditation program independently assesses and recognizes airports based on their efforts to manage and reduce CO2 emissions.

YDA Dalaman Airport CEO Yiğit Laçin stated that in line with YDA Dalaman Airport’s vision statement and sustainability strategy, they participated in the program established by the ACI Europe, which aims to eliminate carbon emissions and contribute to the struggle against climate change.

Laçin emphasized that within the scope of the studies carried out, they were awarded a Level-2 (Reduction) certificate in the Airport Carbon Emission certification process provided by ACI Europe through improvements and investments as a terminal operator. Emphasizing that their efforts to manage and reduce CO2 emissions will continue to gain acceleration with the important works they have put forward in the fight against climate change, Laçin underlined that they will continue to take new environment-friendly steps and strengthen their impact in the upcoming processes.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI Europe, expressed his congratulations to YDA Dalaman Airport for joining the Airport Carbon Accreditation directly with Level 2 ‘Reduction’, which means that the airport has not only mapped its carbon footprint, but is actively working to reduce its CO2 emissions, thus engaging in advanced carbon management.

Jankovec said “With the backdrop of ICAO having last year set the goal for Net Zero CO2 emissions for aviation globally, this also means Dalaman Airport is making tangible contribution to this ambitious and necessary goal. Well done to all the teams involved at Dalaman Airport!”


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