There has been an ever increasing pressure for airports to implement more eco-friendly measures. Not only does the responsibility of greener approaches create a clearer message to passengers, it’s also an opportunity for new business developments within future airport plans.
So where does AeroParker; an ecommerce platform that enables airports to sell car parking and other ancillaries directly to passengers before they arrive at the airport, fit in to creating greener airports? Well more of that later firstly some facts:-
- The Community Observatory on Airport Capacity (COAC), reported that up to 50% of an airport’s carbon footprint can be due to passenger access. In other words landside.
- Moreover, The European Commission implemented a strategy (Transport 2050) which through its aims should dramatically reduce carbon emissions in transport by 60% by 2050. This is going to be a challenge in view of the expected air traffic growth with the National Air Traffic Services forecasting that air traffic in countries like the UK will increase by 45%, which will undoubtedly have an enormous impact on the environment.
- There is a programme named, Airport Carbon Accreditation, launched by Airports Council International (ACI), which aims to encourage and recognise airports who are ambitious with carbon management efforts around the world. There are 4 levels of certification within the framework.
With these facts outlined, where does Pre book parking fit with an airport moving towards carbon neutrality?