Dubai International Airport installed 15,000 solar panels to help reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions. The panels will help power its Terminal 2 and reduce CO2 by 3,243 metric tons.
The photovoltaic array will generate 7,483,500 kWh of energy a year. It’s the biggest such system in the Middle East. The related carbon reduction is equal to 53,617 tree seedlings grown for 10 years, or 688 passenger vehicles driven for one year.
Etihad Energy Services Company, a subsidiary of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, oversaw the project. The company hopes to promote renewable energy.
Michael Ibbitson, vice president for infrastructure and business technology, Dubai Airports, said the goal is to support Dubai’s aim for a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption by 2030.
“In addition to enabling us to limit our carbon footprint while cutting costs, these initiatives also support our long-term vision for a carbon neutral future in line with the aviation industry’s target,” Ibbitson said.
The airport has undertaken other green initiatives, including the use of energy-efficient fittings, the optimization of cooling systems and the installation of energy-efficient LED bulbs.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Emirates boarding passes act as My Emirates Passes through March 31. A My Emirates Pass gives passengers benefits and discounts at leisure destinations across the United Arab Emirates and more than 500 retailers. The pass provides passengers with as much as up to 50 percent savings in some instances, including at hotel spas and fine-dining restaurants.
New tech amenities from IHG make guests’ stays even more convenient. The newly unveiled IHG Studio is a digital, in-room guest entertainment solution. Found on guests’ televisions, IHG Studio allows guests to connect and stream content from personal devices to in-room televisions, order extra pillows, arrange for late check-outs, review room charges, access a TV remote from the mobile app and order room service or on-property amenities.
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Earlier in the month, American Airlines and British Airways kicked off construction on a $344 million project at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 8. The project aims to improve the overall customer experience with the addition of five gates, enhanced baggage systems, new lounges, premium check-in space, upgraded concessions and retail and more. Construction is due to wrap up in 2022.
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