Puerto Vallarta airport looking for category 3 in carbon footprint accreditation
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) has announced that the Puerto Vallarta International Airport will apply for the Level 3 (Optimization) certificate of the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program this year.
The Aguascalientes International Airport just acquired Level 3 of this program, according to a news statement from GAP. The airport has so become the first in Mexico to hold this title.
Guanajuato, Hermosillo, La Paz, Morelia, Mexicali, Los Cabos, Tijuana, and Manzanillo are the international airports managed by the company which are at level 1 (Mapping); work is ongoing for seven of these airports to achieve level 2 (reduction) this year. Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Mochis are now three of the four Level 2 approved airports in Mexico that are owned by GAP.
Only Aguascalientes has reached level 3 (Optimization), although Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta are expected to do so this year.
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Importantly, the only airport-specific carbon management certification that independently assesses and acknowledges airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their emissions is the Airport Carbon Accreditation.
With information from Tribuna de la Bahía.