ALIGHT - Sustanaible Aviation


Copenhagen Airport is the lighthouse. Three fellow airports plan to replicate best practices identified in the project

Participating Airports

Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

The airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia and had 30 million passengers in 2019. It has 108 gates, and 67 airlines have chosen to fly from this airport.

Climate ambitions:

In 2050, the entire airport will be Net Zero including the whole value chain – e.g. fuel from airplanes, construction, waste and procurement. By 2030, it is the ambition that airport operation including passenger transport and tenants’ energy- and fuel consumption will be Net Zero. The airport is supporting local production of SAF, which might be available in 2027.


The airport is one of 33 airports globally to have achieved the highest level 4+ Transition in the ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation. CPH is an energy-efficient airport, which focus on energy optimization and transitioning to 100 % renewable energy latest by 2030.  

Rome Airport

The fellow airport had 49 million passengers in 2019. It has 92 boarding gates and almost 100 airlines chose to fly from this airport in 2019.

Climate ambitions:

In 2030, the airport will have Net Zero Emission. The airport is in favour of using SAF. In Fiumicino Airport it is expected that SAF will be delivered before 2024. 

Using renewable energy and saving energy is  prioritised. The airport has reached Airport Carbon Accreditation level 4+ in 2021. In 2019, it saw an increase in energy productivity of 100 %.

Vilnius Airport (part of Lithuanian Airports)

The fellow airport had 5 million passengers in 2019.

21 airlines organise direct flights to 27 countries.

Climate ambitions:

The airport is focused on reducing its CO2 footprint. Solar panels, hybrid vehicles and energy saving lighting system have been implemented.

Hence, the airport reached Airport Carbon Accreditaiton level 2 and aims at reaching level 3 by 2021. Vilnius Airport will make efforts to accelerate decisions needed for implementation of SAF.

Solidarity Transport Hub (Warsaw Airport)

This fellow airport is a completely new airport under construction and to be finished by 2027. It is replacing Warsaw Chopin Airport which had 18 million passengers in 2019.  

Climate ambitions:

The goal is to minimise overall environmental impact during construction and operation.

Low energy airport facilities such as electrification and energy management systems will be implemented and renewable energy produced. 

Efforts will be made to accelerate decisions and activities needed for SAF availability and use.