Saturday, 30 May 2020

KAA to become the greenest airport operator in Africa by 2022

(JICHO) Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has launched its going green initiative with a goal of becoming the greenest airport operator in Africa by 2022. The initiative is in line with the authority’s 2018-2022 strategic plan aimed at guiding the authority’s strategic direction over the next 5 years.

In the plan, the authority also focuses on customer satisfaction with "To provide a consistent delightful travel experience" set as the agency’s new mission, and "Travel. Stress Free" as its vision.

The Authority's 2018-2022 strategy describes the means and strategies that will be employed by the authority in pursuit of developing JKIA into a world-class airport of choice while strengthening Kenya’s position as the East and Central Africa aviation hub.

The plan highlight’s environmental stewardship as one of it’s main strategic areas stating that the organization will over the next 5 yrs seek to implement a carbon accreditation program, undertake afforestation, solar power & rain water harvesting program across it network.

While commenting on the authority’s new green strategic direction, KAA MD, Mr. Jonny Andersen noted that, “It is now a reality that Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing mankind."

"Aviation has been criticized as a contributor of carbon emission; this has lead to a steady growth of airports embracing green energy. We would like to place Kenya in the center of this momentum with our goal to be the greenest airport operator in the region.”-Jonny Andersen

Last year,ICAO President, Dr. Benard Aliu officiated the launch of a 500kW solar power generation facility at Moi Intl. Airport in Mombasa; becoming the first in the region to install a solar system at an airport to reduce aviation carbon emissions by aircraft during take-off.

 

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