ALIGHT - Sustanaible Aviation


Copenhagen Airport is the lighthouse. Three fellow airports plan to replicate best practices identified in the project

Participating Airports

Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

The airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia and had 30 million passengers in 2019. It has 108 gates, and 67 airlines have chosen to fly from this airport.

Climate ambitions:

In 2050, the entire airport will be climate neutral. The airport is supporting local production of SAF which might be available in 2027.

The airport reached ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation level 3+ in 2019 due to running an energy-efficient airport powered by renewable energy. In 2030, it is the ambition that airport operation including passenger transport will be emission-free.

Rome Airport

The fellow airport had 49 million passengers in 2019. It has 92 boarding gates and almost 100 airlines chose to fly from this airport in 2019.

Climate ambitions:

In 2030, the airport will have Net Zero Emission. The airport is in favour of using SAF. In Fiumicino Airport it is expected that SAF will be delivered before 2024. 

Using renewable energy and saving energy is  prioritised. The airport has reached Airport Carbon Accreditation level 4+ in 2021. In 2019, it saw an increase in energy productivity of 100 %.

Vilnius Airport (part of Lithuanian Airports)

The fellow airport had 5 million passengers in 2019.

21 airlines organise direct flights to 27 countries.

Climate ambitions:

The airport is focused on reducing its CO2 footprint. Solar panels, hybrid vehicles and energy saving lighting system have been implemented.

Hence, the airport reached Airport Carbon Accreditaiton level 2 and aims at reaching level 3 by 2021. Vilnius Airport will make efforts to accelerate decisions needed for implementation of SAF.

Solidarity Transport Hub (Warsaw Airport)

This fellow airport is a completely new airport under construction and to be finished by 2027. It is replacing Warsaw Chopin Airport which had 18 million passengers in 2019.  

Climate ambitions:

The goal is to minimise overall environmental impact during construction and operation.

Low energy airport facilities such as electrification and energy management systems will be implemented and renewable energy produced. 

Efforts will be made to accelerate decisions and activities needed for SAF availability and use.