Athens International Airport to Participate in “Earth Hour” 2016

For the eighth year in a row, Athens International Airport will join the WWF’s global initiative “Earth Hour” which takes place on Saturday, March 19.
The airport will switch off the lighting of its western runway system (03L/21R), interrupting its operation for one hour, between 20:30 – 21:30 (local time).
At the same time, during “Earth Hour 2016”, lighting in the airport buildings, staff parking lots and other selected airport areas will be reduced.
Wishing to contribute to public awareness regarding the issue of climate change, announcements in the airport’s terminal will be made, informing passengers and visitors about the WWF’s global mobilization and the active participation of Athens International Airport. The airport’s management company is also encouraging all its employees to participate at home, by dimming or shutting off the lights. Other members of the airport community will be participating in this symbolic action against climate change, among them Leroy Merlin, Factory Outlet, Shell, Sofitel and Goldair Handling.
Apart from its symbolic participation in environmental initiatives, Athens International Airport says in continuously undertakes actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under its direct control. As a result of its efforts, AIA says it has managed to reduce its CO2 emissions by 42% since 2005.