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Kaohsiung airport gets ACI carbon management award

TAIPEI -- Taiwan received three awards at the 2014 Asia Pacific/World General Assembly of the Airport Council International (ACI) in Seoul, South Korea, including accreditation of Kaohsiung International Airport's carbon reduction management.

It was Taiwan's first ACI airport carbon accreditation, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said.

Kaohsiung airport is certified at the Reduction level, the second in a four-level accreditation program adopted by the ACI to assess and recognize the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions, the CAA said.

The four levels are “Mapping (level-1),” “Reduction (level-2),” “Optimization (level-3)” and “Neutrality (level-4),” according to the ACI, the only global trade representative of the world's airports.

Presently, there are 99 airports around the world that have obtained ACI's airport carbon accreditation, including 16 in the Asia-Pacific area.

Also at the Seoul meeting, David Fei, president and CEO of Taoyuan International Airport Co. (TIAC), received the Roll of Excellence award presented by ACI Director General Angela Gittens in recognition of the company's earning a top-five ranking in its category in the Airport Service Quality Survey for five years.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which is operated by the TIAC, was ranked third in terms of passenger traffic in the 2013 Airport Service Quality Awards, with 25 to 40 million passengers.

“The TIAC's next goal is to take second place and it would like to share the honors with all its airport partners,” the company said in a statement Wednesday.

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