Bogotá prepares to receive the ACI AIRPORT DAY COLOMBIA


Bogotá will host the first ACI AIRPORT DAY COLOMBIA, a free event open to the public, organized by Airports Council International (ACI), which will bring together the main executives of the country’s airport industry, national civil aviation authorities and experts on related topics with the airport, as well as with the environment, technology, business and urban mobility. On the agenda, a relevant current agenda: sustainable development and socio-environmental objectives of the sector. The event will take place on September 6, at the Courtyard Marriot Bogotá Airport Hotel.

At a time when world air transport is going through the most challenging period in history and the Colombian airport market is going through intense and relevant transformations, the ACI AIRPORT DAY COLOMBIA will bring together the industry to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the sector.

Invited speakers will participate in panels and presentations in which they will share successful and already award-winning experiences to reduce carbon emissions in various airport operations, such as the implementation of intelligence systems for real-time monitoring of emissions, the reduction of noise from aircraft and management of water resources, solid waste and energy consumption. They will also present the latest data on initiatives to transition to the use of sustainable fuels and what will soon be a reality in the field of urban air mobility. The general director of ACI-LAC – Regional Office of ACI in Latin America and the Caribbean – Rafael Echevarne, will present the main points of the agenda of the airport industry for the coming years in the region and Colombia.

On this occasion, ACI will present for the first time in a face-to-face event in Colombia the details of the commitment made with airports around the world to achieve the goal of reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050. The long-term goal is an absolute reduction , that is, without offsets, and refers to emissions that are under the direct control of airports, such as energy supply for infrastructure and fuel for vehicles circulating in terminal areas. To this end, airports around the world already have the technical support of ACI, through its Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program, the only global training and consultancy program for carbon management in the airport market, which evaluates and recognizes the efforts of airports and certifies them at six levels:

“The Colombian airport sector has already started the decarbonization process, with several award-winning initiatives. ACI is proud of this and presents itself in the country as an ally in this process, making itself available to operators and authorities in the sector through our global experience and being the voice of airports in the world, representative of collective interests. and the only interlocutor of the industry before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In this way, ACI assumes its leadership role in promoting the sustainable development of the sector, maintaining aviation’s priority commitment to safety and supporting airports to generate economic and social benefits for the countries and communities we serve. ”, said Rafael Echevarne, General Director.