A “health trail” dotted with centenary olive trees, eventually hovered by hawks and
eagles in charge of keeping pigeons and seagulls off crowded runways; a modern noise-detection system installed to comply with strict acoustic regulations, and
solar energy to feed the entire Bari airport: this is the new course of Aeroporti di
Puglia as presented at a recent conference, where institutions and technical professionals illustrated the outstanding achievements of the Apulian Airport Authority.
According to the Italian Minister for the Environment Corrado Clini, who opened the conference, “Apulian airports are nowadays considered top-notch at a European level, especially considering their environmental commitment. We should pursue this track and implement its achievements across the entire public sector”.
Introduced by Aeroporti di Puglia administrator Domenico di Paola, who hosted the
conference, the Italian Civic Aviation Body president Vito Riggio commented: “Bari is a unique case in the entire Italian airport system for its innovative environmental approach to solving problems.
Ali del Levante N.50 Maggio 2012