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Swedavia’s Göteborg Landvetter Airport has been named a highly commended airport in the Eco-Innovation Award category by the industry organisation Airports Council International Europe (ACI), which ranks the leading European airports in environmental and climate work. This is the second-highest level of award and is further recognition of the diligent work regarding aviation’s green transition that Swedavia is doing for fossil-free aviation at its ten airports. Göteborg Landvetter, Sweden’s second-largest airport, was selected for this accolade from among 500 airports in 50 countries in Europe.

Swedavia is a world leader in operating airports with the least possible environmental impact. In December 2023, Göteborg Landvetter Airport was also one of the first airports in the world, and together with Malmö Airport the only one in the Nordic region, to achieve the highest certification (level 5) within the international accreditation framework Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA). This framework continuously evaluates the overall climate work of airports, based in part on the Paris Agreement.

“It is of course very gratifying to see Swedavia and Göteborg Landvetter being highly commended in the Eco-Innovation Award from ACI. All the work we have done together to contribute to fossil-free aviation and fossil-free airports continues to bear fruit. We carry out extensive and innovative environmental and climate transition work and have adapted our own operations by using HVO100 for our vehicles, green electricity for the entire airport and fossil-free gas, for example. At the same time, we are now also helping our partners at Landvetter make a smoother transition through our partnership plan. We have a broad palette in our overall transition work, and it is of course encouraging that this is being recognised,” says Anna Strömwall, Airport Director of Göteborg Landvetter Airport at Swedavia.

Swedavia became fossil-free in its own airport operations at all ten airports as early as 2020, making it the first airport operator in the world to achieve this. The next goal is for all ground operations at the airports that are carried out by other operators to also be fossil-free by the end of 2025. The long-term goal is for all Swedish airports to be fossil-free for domestic flights by 2030 and for international flights by 2045.