Airport News

Carbon Trust honours Manchester Airport

Mon, 16 Feb, 2009

The Carbon Trust has presented a title to Manchester Airport after it successfully reduced its carbon emissions by six per cent.

Manchester Airport is now one of just 66 institutions, and the only airport, to have the Carbon Trust Standard, Crain's Manchester Business reports.

The airport, which intends to be carbon neutral by 2015, said that the six per cent decrease had been achieved from 2007 to 2008 when compared to the average of the previous two years.

Andrew Cornish, managing director of the airport, told the publication: "The money saved from energy efficiency measures feeds back into the business and reduces our operating costs, which is very important in a highly competitive industry like ours, where we are under increasing pressure to lower charges to our customers."

The airport made the reduction through such methods as turning off lights when they were not needed.

Planes' emissions are not considered once the aircraft is in flight.

Airport parking at Manchester Airport includes long and short-stay options as well as parking for disabled people and for motorcycles.

Courtesy buses are in operation.

Joe Evans

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