The Dublin Airport Authority’s proposed incentive scheme to target CO2 emissions
The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has announced proposals for new sustainability measures, incentivising airlines to operate lowers CO2 emission aircraft at Dublin Airport. The proposed scheme would offer a 25 per cent discount off runway charges to all airlines that operate the most environmentally friendly aircraft at all times of the day. It is anticipated this will result in multi-million euro discounts, encouraging sustainable practices.
The proposed incentive is expected to commence within the next six months and builds upon the first phase of its environmental strategy which began last year, applying higher charges for nosier aircraft operating at night.
Kenny Jacobs, DAA CEO, the operator of Dublin Airport said:
“At DAA, we are embedding environmental sustainability into everything we do. We are acutely aware of the scale of the task of achieving the government’s target of a 51% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions at our airports by 2030, on our way to our ultimate goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. We are fully committed to delivering on these targets while in parallel, working alongside aviation stakeholders and our airline partners to support the sector’s transition to a more sustainable model for the future and addressing our Scope 3 emissions.”
Dublin Airport is already in possession of carbon neutral status for emissions under its direct control and the proposed scheme is hoped to encourage the transition to lower CO2 emission aircraft types.