ROC airports win international awards

Staff writer, with CNA

Fri, May 30, 2014 - Page 4

Taiwan received three awards at the Asia-Pacific/World General Assembly of the Airport Council International (ACI) in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, including accreditation of Kaohsiung International Airport’s carbon reduction management.

It was Taiwan’s first ACI airport carbon accreditation, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said.

Kaohsiung airport is certified at the Reduction level, the second in a four-level accreditation program adopted by the council to assess and recognize the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said.

The four levels are “Mapping (level 1),” “Reduction (level 2),” “Optimization (level 3)” and “Neutrality (level 4),” according to the council, the only global trade representative of the world’s airports.

Presently, there are 99 airports around the world which have obtained airport carbon accreditation by the council, including 16 in the Asia-Pacific area.

Also at the Seoul meeting, David Fei (費鴻鈞), president and CEO of Taoyuan International Airport Co (TIAC), received the Roll of Excellence award presented by the Council’s director-general Angela Gittens in recognition of the company’s earning a top-five ranking in the category of Airport Service Quality Survey for five years.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which is operated by the TIAC, was ranked third in terms of passenger traffic in last year’s Airport Service Quality Awards, with 25 million to 40 million passengers.

“The TIAC’s next goal is to take second place and it would like to share the honors with all its airport partners,” the company said in a statement yesterday.