Press release

AviAlliance becomes a member of aireg

Düsseldorf and Berlin

Joint press release AviAlliance and aireg 

With AviAlliance GmbH, the aviation initiative aireg (Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany) has gained one of the world's leading industrial airport investors and managers as a member.

AviAlliance develops airports into efficient, service-oriented and customer-friendly companies. Its portfolio includes shares in the airports in Athens, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and San Juan (Puerto Rico).

For AviAlliance, the sustainability of aviation is a central concern. The company supports its portfolio airports in the planning, selection and use of environmentally friendly technologies. The five airports are certified by the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program, an independent certification system for airports introduced by the industry association ACI (Airports Council International). The program records the measures taken to improve the carbon footprint of airports.

"As a private airport investor, together with our airports we are actively taking responsibility for one of the most important issues of our time: climate protection," explains Gerhard Schroeder, Managing Director of AviAlliance. "In order to achieve the goal of climate-neutral aviation, the entire industry must become active and bundle its efforts. This makes an association like aireg extremely important, and we are very much looking forward to our cooperation."

Uwe Gaudig, member of the aireg Executive Board and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, says about joining: "With a project as important as the defossilization of aviation, it is necessary to have all the players involved on board. For the transition to SAF to succeed, it is important that the airports are also ready for the SAF supply. Our collaboration with AviAlliance will drive this project forward."

About AviAlliance:
AviAlliance is one of the world's leading private industrial airport investors. The company participates in airport privatizations worldwide and acquires concessions. AviAlliance has an international airport network, currently with stakes in the airports of Athens, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, and San Juan (Puerto Rico). In 2019, these facilities together handled 94 million passengers. In 2023, the passenger volume at the five airports totaled 87.7 million.

About aireg e.V.: 
aireg - Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. was founded in 2011 as an association of companies and organisations from industry, research and science. As a non-profit initiative, aireg is committed to the availability and use of renewable energies in aviation in order to achieve the ambitious CO? reduction targets of the aviation industry. The members come from all areas of the value chain of renewable energies for aviation: This ranges from research at universities and large research institutions, plant manufacturers and operators, biorefineries, the petroleum industry, engine and aircraft manufacturers, governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and airports to airlines. The industrial members internationally cover a broad international spectrum, from start-ups to large corporations.