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Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is the second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands and the European base for Emirates, Qatar, Saudia, Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines.

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MAASTRICHT AACHEN AIRPORT ACHIEVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR CARBON EMISSION REDUCTIONS


Maastricht Aachen Airport has been awarded Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3 after further successes in reducing carbon emissions

Beek, the Netherlands, Friday 8th March, 2024: Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) has been awarded Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3 (ACA L3), meaning the airport is now designated as an Upgrade to Level 3 – Optimisation in recognition of its carbon reduction activities.

The accreditation puts the airport in the top 10% of globally accredited cargo airports that have earned at least Level 3 accreditation – taking little more than a year to go from Level 2 to Level 3.

“The upgraded accreditation is a great achievement and an acknowledgement of the seriousness and dedication with which the team at MST takes toward our sustainability strategy,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MST.

“We are particularly proud as we have made the top 10% of globally accredited cargo airports despite MST’s internal handling of cargo, which has an impact on emissions calculations, whereas other airports outsource this process.

“While this is an exciting development, we are looking forward to continuing our journey towards reaching our net-zero targets over the coming years.”

The ACA was launched in 2009 by the Airports Council International EUROPE (ACI EUROPE) as part of its commitment to reduce carbon emissions from aviation with an ultimate goal of making airports carbon neutral.

The programme requires the monitoring of an airport’s carbon footprint and the implementation of actions to reduce its footprint over the years.

An airport’s ACA is upgraded when it demonstrates methods whereby it consistently reduces emissions measured on a three-year term.

Since 2009, 551 airports are recognised and have earned one of the accreditation levels. These range from Level 1 – Mapping to Level 5 which shows an airport is maintaining its net-zero target.

About Maastricht Aachen Airport

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is the second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands.

Founded in 1945, the airport, in the province of Limburg, is a key import station for flowers and the handling of dangerous goods.

MST also welcomes passengers daily, and is the European base of Emirates, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines.

The airport has no slot restrictions and full Fifth Freedom rights. It is IATA CEIV-Pharma certified, and has its own maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities.

Further growth and expansion is on the horizon for MST, with the Royal Schiphol Group recently investing in its future as a strategic partner

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MAASTRICHT AACHEN AIRPORT ACHIEVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR CARBON EMISSION REDUCTIONS

Maastricht Aachen Airport has been awarded Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3 after further successes in reducing carbon emissions

Beek, the Netherlands, Friday 8th March, 2024: Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) has been awarded Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3 (ACA L3), meaning the airport is now designated as an Upgrade to Level 3 – Optimisation in recognition of its carbon reduction activities.

 

The accreditation puts the airport in the top 10% of globally accredited cargo airports that have earned at least Level 3 accreditation – taking little more than a year to go from level 2 to level 3.

 

“The upgraded accreditation is a great achievement and an acknowledgement of the seriousness and dedication with which the team at MST takes toward our sustainability strategy,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MST.

 

“We are particularly proud as we have made the top 10% of globally accredited cargo airports despite MST’s internal handling of cargo, which has an impact on emissions calculations, whereas other airports outsource this process.

 

“While this is an exciting development, we are looking forward to continuing our journey towards reaching our net-zero targets over the coming years.”

 

The ACA was launched in 2009 by the Airports Council International EUROPE (ACI EUROPE) as part of its commitment to reduce carbon emissions from aviation with an ultimate goal of making airports carbon neutral.

 

The programme requires the monitoring of an airport’s carbon footprint and the implementation of actions to reduce its footprint over the years.

 

An airport’s ACA is upgraded when it demonstrates methods whereby it consistently reduces emissions measured on a three-year term.

 

Since 2009, 551 airports are recognised and have earned one of the accreditation levels. These range from Level 1 – Mapping to Level 5 which shows an airport is maintaining its net-zero target.

About Maastricht Aachen Airport

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is the second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands.

Founded in 1945, the airport, in the province of Limburg, is a key import station for flowers and the handling of dangerous goods.

MST also welcomes passengers daily, and is the European base of Emirates, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines.

The airport has no slot restrictions and full Fifth Freedom rights. It is IATA CEIV-Pharma certified, and has its own maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities.

Further growth and expansion is on the horizon for MST, with the Royal Schiphol Group recently investing in its future as a strategic partner

More at mstcargo.com