What if a relatively small regional airport becomes one of Italy’s beacons in terms of traffic,
revenues and, say, the environment?
This is the key focus brought by Aeroporti di Puglia director general Marco Franchini in his introductive piece, where the recent successful policies and the outstanding results achieved are explained through an innovative magnifying glass: that of “green airports”. In full compliance with the Kyoto Protocol and the more recent 2008 European agreement on reducing emissions while preserving the environment, the 2007-2013 Regional plan on energy savings has been carefully carried out on Apulian airports, remarks Franchini.
Within 2013 Aeroporti di Puglia will improve the Bari- Karol Wojtyla airport environmental performances with investments of around 15 million Euros: amongst other projects, the electrical efficiency of the entire Bari hub will benefit from a stand-alone solar power plant and improved existent plants..
Ali del Levante N.46 August 2011