As a private airport investor, we are conscious of our ecological and social obligations. Together with the airport companies, AviAlliance therefore actively acknowledges its responsibility towards the environment, local residents and employees. We consider it important to further the relationship between our airports and their neighborhoods in a spirit of partnership. After all, an airport‘s success cannot be measured solely by its business performance, it also depends on the acceptance of the people who live and work in it or close to it.
For many years now, AviAlliance has been supporting social projects and educational establishments in the vicinity of the airports in which the company has stakes. In the past few years, we have made donations to charitable organizations, schools and kindergartens in Athens, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and San Juan.
Most recently, AviAlliance made a donation to a kindergarten in the vicinity of Budapest Airport. This was used to purchase a range of playground equipment for the outdoor area of the kindergarten.
With the help of a donation from AviAlliance, playground equipment for a Budapest kindergarten was purchased.
The children especially love the new balancing devices.
AviAlliance also contributes to the neighborhood prizes that Düsseldorf and Hamburg airports award. With these prizes, the airports support the voluntary work of organizations and associations in their neighborhood. AviAlliance is the sponsor of the jury prizes. In 2020, Düsseldorf Airport’s Jury Prize was awarded to a sports club particularly committed to integrating people with disadvantages, Düsseldorfer Sportverein 1904 Lierenfeld. At Hamburg Airport, the Jury Prize in 2019 went to the Ossara association. Together with a local sports club, this sets out to strengthen social cohesion in the northern parts of Hamburg, with numerous sporting and cultural offerings for persons with or without a migration background.
The jury prize of Hamburg Airport’s Neighbourhood Prize, donated by AviAlliance, in 2019 went to the association Ossara.
The 2019 jury prize of the Neighbourhood Award of Düsseldorf Airport, also sponsored by AviAlliance, went to the association Kulturliste Düsseldorf.
Responsibility for the environment
As well supporting people in the neighborhood of our airports, we attach great importance to sustainability. In all our activities, we take ecological aspects into consideration and support our airports in the planning, selection and application of environment-friendly technologies. This includes promoting the use of quieter aircraft and machinery in order to reduce noise nuisance on and around the airports. All the measures are geared to increasing mobility without neglecting the need to protect people, nature, water, air and cultural assets.
Example Budapest Airport: An extensive energy and heating concept was developed to cater for more than 200 buildings, including terminals, heating plant and airfield lighting. In addition, as a voluntary measure, AviAlliance initiated a noise protection program there.
Last but not least, four of the five airports in our portfolio are certified by the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, launched by ACI (Airports Council International), the only institutionally-endorsed carbon management certification standard specifically designed for airports. The program assesses the measures undertaken to improve the climate balance-sheet of airports.
Athens International Airport was one of the first airports to invest in solar technology and has set up a photovoltaic park.
All four European airports in the AviAlliance portfolio have signed a resolution by ACI Europe aimed at reducing net emissions at European airports to zero by 2050.
Further information on the corporate responsibility of our airports
- Website Athens International Airport
- Website Budapest Airport
- Website Düsseldorf Airport
- Website Hamburg Airport
- Website San Juan Airport