The Vienna Airport has been able to achieve significant improvements in its environmental performance indicators since 2012: 42.6% less CO2 emissions, 20.4% less electricity consumption and 18.4% less energy use per traffic unit.
“The Vienna Airport will continue to consistently invest into its sustainability strategy in the future. Our goal is to become Europe’s most environmentally friendly airport,” says Dr. Günther Ofner, CEO of Flughafen Wien AG, at the presentation of the 2017 Sustainability Report.
In 2018, the fourth photovoltaic system at the site will be put into operation with around 8,000 m² of solar space. The aim of Vienna Airport is to become a completely CO2-neutral enterprise. As part of the “Smart Airport City” project with the Vienna University of Technology, new management concepts are being developed to increase energy efficiency and improve the energy balance. These factors are at the forefront of the new Office Park 4, which will open in 2020.
Numerous new companies are currently settling at the airport location: Wizz Air, Level and Laudamotion operate their airline bases there, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings are hiring staff, and the locations of DHL, Makita, cargo-partner and other companies will create around 2,500 in 2018 new jobs at the location. With 22,500 employees in more than 230 companies, Vienna Airport is the largest employer in the region already today. Around 5,800 employees work directly for Flughafen Wien AG and its subsidiaries.
All key figures on energy efficiency and environmental measures, as well as detailed project information, are provided by the recently published 2017 Sustainability Report of Flughafen Wien AG.