Swedavia’s Göteborg Landvetter Airport has been named a highly commended airport in the ECO Innovation Award category by the industry organisation Airports Council International Europe (ACI), which selects the leading European airports in environmental and climate work.

The award is the second highest given out and further proof of the work on aviation’s climate transition that Swedavia is doing for fossil-free aviation at its ten airports. Göteborg Landvetter, Sweden’s second largest airport, was honoured in competition with over 500 airports and 50 countries in Europe.

Swedavia is a world leader in operating airports with the lowest possible climate impact. In December 2023, Göteborg Landvetter Airport was also one of the first airports in the world and, together with Malmö Airport, the only one in the Nordic region to achieve the highest certification (level 5) within the international accreditation framework Airport Carbon Accreditation, ACA. The framework continuously evaluates airports’ overall climate work based on, among other things, the Paris Agreement.

“It is, of course, very gratifying that Swedavia and Göteborg Landvetter have received the highly commended ECO Innovation Award from ACI. All the work we have done together to contribute to fossil-free flying and fossil-free airports continues to bear fruit. We have extensive and innovative environmental and climate work where we have both changed our own operations by, for example, using HVO100 for our cars, green electricity for the entire airport and fossil-free gas, while through the partnership plan, we are now also helping our partners at Landvetter to make the transition easier. We have a broad palette in our overall transition work, and it is, of course, encouraging that it is being recognised,” says Anna Strömwall, Airport Director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport at Swedavia.

As early as 2020, Swedavia became the first airport operator in the world to become fossil-free in its own airport operations at all ten airports. The next goal is for all ground operations at the airports conducted by other operators to also be fossil-free by the end of 2025. The long-term goal is for all Swedish airports to be fossil-free for domestic flights by 2030 and for international flights by 2045.