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March 21, 2022

Brisbane Airport joins World Economic Forum’s clean skies initiative

Along with airports, airlines and fuel suppliers, BAC will work to support the global aviation industry’s transition to net zero.

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), the operator of Brisbane Airport (BNE) in Queensland, Australia, has signed the World Economic Forum (WEF) Clean Skies for Tomorrow 2030 Ambition Statement.

Under this initiative, the airport operator will work with more than 100 airports, airline companies and fuel suppliers to fast-track the supply and usage of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to 10% by the end of the decade.

The initiative is part of the strategy to accelerate the global aviation sector’s transition towards net-zero emissions.

BAC governance executive general manager Raechel Paris said: “The aviation industry is of critical importance globally, but more so to Australia, as we are a large, widely dispersed island nation.

“Sustainability is at the forefront of our business, and we are committed to reducing BAC’s impact on the environment by putting in place programmes that help us manage and minimise adverse environmental impacts from aviation.

“We know nothing can be achieved in an airport alone, and the decarbonisation challenge is one that can only be tackled successfully with the collaboration of our airport community. This WEF initiative is a demonstration of our commitment to that outcome, and we strongly believe it is the right thing to do for our community, our customers and our future.”

Paris further added that BAC supports the WEF initiative’s aim to increase usage of SAF.

Last month, BAC announced that construction works for Geodis’ warehouse at the airport’s Export Park had begun.

The purpose-built facility will feature warehouse space including 4,000 pallet sites, 1,500m² of bulk space and a cool room for perishable items.

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