The Fredericton International Airport Authority (FIAA) recently achieved Level 1 in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, a global carbon management certification programme administered by Airport Council International. The programme provides a framework for active management of carbon emissions, and a roadmap for continued improvement. The recognition was announced yesterday by Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) during the ACI-NA Annual Conference.
The Fredericton International Airport Authority’s vision statement includes the goal of maintaining a “dynamic, progressive, and growing airport.” Joining the Airport Carbon Accreditation program was an important step to achieving this vision in a way that respects Fredericton’s passion for nature, and preserves the environment for generations to come.
As a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors who represent its community, FIAA maintains a focus on sustainable growth in all aspects of operations.
“Achieving Level 1 of the program is an important step, and we are committed to progressing within the program to reduce our carbon footprint in real, measurable, effective ways. That work has already begun.” says Johanne Gallant, FIAA President and CEO.
Level 1 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation program required that the airport map its carbon footprint in accordance with ISO14064 and committed to reducing those emissions. The process is intensive and results were verified by an independent third party.
The Fredericton International Airport (YFC) serves over 424,000 passengers annually and offers direct daily service to the major hubs of Toronto (Pearson and Billy Bishop), Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax, along with seasonal service to the popular sun destinations Cancun, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria, Puerto Plata, and Punta Cana.