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2017-06-23 12:24:11

Budapest Airport in the European aviation elite

Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) held its general assembly, congress and exhibition in Paris, where two important announcements affecting Budapest Airport were made. Jost Lammers, the chief executive officer of Budapest Airport was elected to the Board of ACI Europe and Budapest Airport received a prestigious environmental accolade.

Jost Lammers, the CEO of Budapest Airport has been elected to the Board of ACI Europe, the umbrella organization for European airports. The organization elected a new president and Board members during its annual assembly and congress. Dr. Michael Kerkloh, president and CEO of Munich Airport was elected to lead the organization as president, whilst, in addition to Jost Lammers, airport executives from Zurich, Toulouse and Milan, along with the director-general of Aena, the operator of Spanish airports, were newly elected to the Board.

Budapest Airport will thus play a significant role in the umbrella organization of European airports, which is currently working on solutions for the biggest challenges in the industry, such as rising aviation security costs, the unprecedented structural transformation within the airline industry and the need to cut carbon dioxide emissions. In connection with the latter issue, awards were handed out in several categories during the gala held the previous evening, and Budapest Airport was highly commended for the eco-innovation award, behind the winner, Munich Airport.

With this award, ACI Europe recognizes airports’ outstanding environmental performance, in particular, innovative approaches to environmental management. The recipients of this award achieved an excellent performance in environmental awareness, carbon dioxide management, stakeholder involvement and the improvement of emissions and noise indicators. The commendation of Budapest Airport in the environmental category is an indication that the company has taken complex steps in environmental management and sustainability over the past years, whereby it has managed to drastically reduce its carbon dioxide emissions, water and electricity consumption, amongst other achievements.