Bristol Airport has released new partnerships with five organisations for funding from the Airport Carbon Transition, which will support initiatives and projects to reduce airport emissions.
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Bristol Airport has commenced a major three-month redevelopment project to improve the airport’s airside departure lounge, investing £2.6million to enhance customer facilities.
After 15 years of partnership, Bristol Airport has re-awarded ICTS UK & Ireland as its security partner, to further their security services and passenger screening journey at the airport.
Described as a ‘calming oasis’, Bristol Airport has launched an immersive sensory room designed to create a stress-free environment for passengers with autism, dementia, or cognitive impairment.
During 2021, Bristol Airport’s Local Community Fund awarded over £160,000 to support local community projects including schools, sports clubs, and environmental trusts.
Bristol Airport has been accredited international recognition with Level 3+ Carbon Neutrality status for its direct emissions by the Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme.
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Bristol Airport hosted a Roundtable event, as part of the Festival of Clean Aviation Growth, where a new consortium was formed with aims to develop an ecosystem for hydrogen in the region.
As part of the airport’s efforts to become net zero by 2030, Bristol Airport has announced that it is trialling a new electric airside bus, which will operate between its terminal building and the aircraft.
The partnership will study a wide range of cutting-edge developments and will see easyJet will using Bristol Airport as a test-bed to trial solutions for decarbonising operations and reducing waste.
Bristol Airport is set to become the first net zero airport in the UK through its commitments to be a net zero airfield, with net zero buildings and operating a net zero fleet of vehicles.
From 17 May 2021, the UK government will implement a traffic light system, developed by the Global Travel Taskforce, to begin the restart of international travel.
Simon Earles, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Director at Bristol Airport, takes International Airport Review on a tour of the airport’s roadmap to carbon neutrality by 2025 and net zero by 2050.
The project has secured partial funding through the UK government’s Future Flight Challenge to look at the feasibility of an air taxi service in the UK's South West region.
The new Public Transport Interchange facility will enhance the passenger and staff experience and deliver an improvement in accessibility.
ADEPT has called for the development of a national strategy to address both climate change and the economy within the UK aviation sector.