Nadi International Airport has been recognised by Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific as one of the leading Green Airports in the Asia-Pacific region.
ACI Asia-Pacific announced the results of the Green Airports Recognition 2019 in which Nadi International Airport received Silver Recognition in the less than 10 million passengers per annum category. The program recognises airports’ outstanding achievements in their environmental projects.
Fiji Airports Executive Chairman Mr Faiz Khan said “This is yet another amazing achievement for our airport on the international arena. The transformed Nadi International Airport is a world class facility that is standing tall against some of the biggest airports in the world. Our airport is getting international accolades for its modern look and now for becoming a Greener Airport,” Khan said.
“The upgraded terminal features a modern design and a sleek appearance with better provision for natural light and air. The new features that contributed towards making Nadi International Airport greener are our flower garden landscaping facelift throughout the airport, our state of the art building management system, LED lights, higher ceilings and a pyramid roofing structure in the departures lounge aimed at achieving natural light.”
ACI Asia- Pacific Regional Director Mrs Patti Chau said “We applaud Nadi International Airport for its efforts in achieving recognition as one of the best in the region’s Green Airports Recognition 2019 through the ‘Nadi Airport Terminal Modernisation Project’, which exemplifies our objective of promoting best practices to minimise airports’ impact on the environment.”
The panel of judges concluded that the recognition will be awarded to the following airports:
Less than 10 million passengers per annum:
- Platinum – Adelaide Airport
- Gold – Al Bateen Executive Airport
- Silver – Nadi International Airport
Between 10-45 million passengers per annum:
- Platinum- Taoyuan International Airport
- Gold – Sydney Airport
- Silver – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Over 45 million passengers per annum:
- Platinum – Indira Gandhi International Airport
- Gold – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
- Silver – Hong Kong International Airport
Nadi International Airport is one of the 9 airports celebrated in Green Airports Recognition 2019.
Nadi is also the first airport in the South Pacific to attain Level 1 Airports Carbon Accreditation, another ACI programme that recognizes airports’ efforts in CO2 emission reduction, and now actively pursuing Level 2 accreditation.