Madinah Airport becomes the Kingdom's first Airport to obtain Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2 - 'Reduction' Certificate

Madinah Airport becomes the Kingdom's first Airport to obtain Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2 - 'Reduction' Certificate

Madinah Airport becomes the first Airport in Saudi Arabia

to obtain Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2 Certificate


 

Tibah Airports Operation Co, the operator of Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah (PMIA), announced that PMIA has received the certificate of Level 2 - Reduction of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme from the Airports Council International (ACI), making PMIA the first airport to achieve this level in Saudi Arabia. It is a testament to Tibah's commitment to meeting sustainable development requirements and objectives, as well as its determination to implement the necessary operational programs at PMIA aimed at reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment through the application of international standards and global best practices. It is aligned with the Kingdom's vision for sustainable development and its goal of achieving carbon neutrality (zero net carbon emissions) by 2060  as part of the Saudi Green Initiative..

 

This achievement is part of Tibah’s efforts to preserve the environment and to comply with ISO14001 requirements for Environment Management System (EMS) and ISO 9001 requirements for Quality Management System (QMS).

 

Managing Director of Tibah Airports Operation Co., Eng. Sofiene Abdessalem, said: “We are pleased that PMIA has successfully fulfilled the requirements of Level 2 of the ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme, making PMIA one of the leading KSA airports that obtain this accreditation and one of the active contributors to reducing carbon emissions, which helps to raise PMIA rating globally. Eng. Sofiene Abdessalem emphasized that Tibah is keen on adopting and implementing the best international standards and environmentally friendly practices at PMIA Airport”, adding that “This achievement confirms and reflects the continuous support given by the General Authority of Civil Aviation to PMIA Airport in order to remain a leading and sustainable gateway to serve the pilgrims and visitors and improve passenger experience.”

 

Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific said, "We congratulate Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport for achieving  Level 2 – Reduction in the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme. This achievement demonstrates the airport’s firm commitment to invest in a more sustainable future for aviation and for the region it serves." 

 

Tibah Airports Operation Co. is a member of ACI Asia-Pacific. The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme is the only institutionally endorsed programme that independently assesses and recognizes airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their CO2 emissions.”

 

Covid19: Travel Safe

Aviation is a highly regulated industry due to the global character of the business. In Turkey, the precautions to be taken at airports against COVID-19 are defined in the “Airports Pandemic Precautions and Certification Circular”, issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (SHGM). We have implemented these precautions fully at our airport.

As TAV Airports, our global footprint reaches 100 airports in 30 countries. Through this know-how, we have implemented precautions that go beyond legal requirements. Our staff is trained regarding the new regulations and code of conduct.

The precautions taken at our airport can be grouped under three main areas.

Firstly, we have mapped the movement of passengers and staff inside the airport and configured a flow that would enable everyone to keep safe physical distance with other in every step of the way. Secondly, we have increased the frequency of disinfection and hygiene works. Thirdly, we have made arrangements to minimize contact between passengers and airport staff.

To protect yourself and others, you are required to wear a mask at all times during your journey in the airport. Passengers without a mask will not be allowed inside the terminal and will not be able to board the plane. Irregularity to comply with this rule may result in penalties.

We kindly remind you to wear a mask during your trip to and from the airport with public transportation.

No, you can still check-in to your flight when you arrive at the terminal. On the other hand, for a faster and safer experience, we recommend to complete your online check-in before arriving at the terminal, whenever possible.

We have implemented signage for you to keep your physical distance with others during security control. Please adhere to directions.

X-ray machines and trays are disinfected frequently.

Your body temperature will be checked with thermal cameras upon entering the terminal. Anyone with a body temperature above 37.5C will be directed to the health authorities. We kindly remind you to put on your mask before entering the terminal building.

Until further notice, only passengers and airport staff will be allowed inside the terminal. Please wait in the carpark to welcome guests.

We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight for domestic flights, and 3 hours for international flights.

The lounges at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

During this phase, some facilities at our airport may be closed to service. For detailed information: www.primeclass.com.tr

The F&B points at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at F&B points.

F&B areas, kitchens and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The duty-free at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at duty-free shops.

Duty-free areas and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The prayer areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

All waiting areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Boarding will begin from the back of the aircraft and proceed to front row seats. Please wait for your turn.

Boarding pass and ID checks are configured to minimize contact with others.

Passengers without masks won’t be allowed to board the airplane.

International arrival passengers will have their body temperatures checked and in case of suspicion, passengers will be directed to the health units.

All arrival areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Baggage conveyors & trolleys are disinfected frequently.