Budapest Airport Zrt.
Our aim is to apply our already implemented and planned new, green mobility solutions together with our partners. We can thus facilitate more efficient transportation, haulage and environmental protection at the same time, which has a beneficial impact on the development of the airport region, as a whole.
E-mobility at Budapest Airport
Industry: Shipping, logistics, transportation
Date: Since 2015
Solutions of the macro-sustainability challenges
Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions per capita via climate friendly transport and buildings, and by increasing the proportion of renewable energy from 15% in the total energy mix
What´s the solution?
It is important for Budapest Airport (BUD) to harmonize its activities with international environmental and climate protection objectives, and to involve other companies operating at the airport. There is significant potential for emissions reductions at the airport, by means of green mobility developments. We added the first electric vehicle to our fleet in 2015, and installed one of the first rapid chargers in Budapest at one of our car parks in the same year. Since then, we have steadily increased the number of alternatively powered handling and transport vehicles on the landside and the airside, and are developing the related infrastructure. Vehicles are often used for shorter distances at the airport; we are therefore also developing bicycle routes, to reduce the use of motor vehicles. We carried out a survey of our employees’ travel and transportation habits, and, based on the results, plan to introduce a mobile phone application to facilitate car sharing and joint commute to work. Airport staff will be able to use the new app already in the first quarter of 2019.
In the course of future infrastructure developments, we are rethinking transport routes in and outside the airport. For example, during the reconstruction of transport junctions, we take care to create the shortest possible delivery routes and support environmentally friendly modes of transport, as far as possible.
We involve the other stakeholders of the airport region in the planning and implementation of large-scale developments, so that both their viewpoints and environmental interests can be taken into account, thus reducing the environmental burdens arising from the daily operation of the airport.
By placing our business agreements on a new basis and with our Greenairport partner program, we involve other companies operating at the airport in our green mobility developments, from planning to implementation.
As a result, the fleet of electric vehicles and equipment used by our company and our business partners is expanding, delivery times and costs, as well as the environmental burdens of the region are shrinking, which is beneficial for all businesses operating at the airport. The airport and its vicinity provide ideal conditions for testing and introducing new technologies in green mobility, which could serve as a catalyst for future developments.
The continuous increase in the number of alternatively powered vehicles used at the airport had a significant role in the fact that Budapest Airport reduced its CO2 emissions per passenger by 44% over the past 5 years, which is attested by the certification program of Airports Council International (ACI). Our joint efforts with our partners cover other areas as well besides green mobility, e.g. joint waste management, transportation and logistics, as well as green corporate developments. All this contributes to the fulfillment of the climate protection and energy consumption reduction goals of our partners and of the airport region.