Newcastle International has announced its ambitious plans to become a Net Zero emissions airport by 2035. As a majority of airports across Europe announce their plans to become Net Zero before 2050, the North East’s largest airport has set out to bring forward the target date to align with the end date of its masterplan and its centenary year in 2035.
The net zero carbon strategy shows the airport’s commitment to being a good neighbour, as well as taking action to become ever more environmentally friendly. To help deliver these goals, it will take steps to procure and generate renewable energy as well as shifting to new technologies.
Over the next 15 years, a new fleet of electric vehicles will be introduced across the airport, including passenger and car park buses, together with improved facilities for customers with electric vehicles.
Nick Jones, chief executive at Newcastle International Airport said: “Decarbonising the airport before 2035 will be a challenge, but this is something that we feel strongly about. Newcastle international Airport is an extremely important asset to the region, and we pride ourselves on being a good neighbour.”