Carbon dioxide emissions from ground transport
One of the great challenges in the airport’s environmental work is to reduce emissions from ground transport to and from the airport. Last year, 48 per cent of passengers took mass transport to the airport. Compared internationally, this is a high figure.
With various initiatives, the airport is trying to make it as easy as possible for people to make environmentally sound choices. Above all, it should be convenient and easy to get to the airport by train or bus.
Today, passengers already have the option of getting here by express train, long-distance train, commuter train and a number of different bus routes. Most Flygbussarna airport bus coaches also run on Swedish ecological rapeseed oil, and many local buses run on ethanol.
Ecotaxis given precedence at the airport – award-winning initiative
Another important measure is to increase the share of “green” vehicles that serve the airport. Since July 2011, only ecotaxis may pick up passengers at the airport. As early as 2005, the airport introduced a queuing system outside the terminals that gives precedence to ecotaxis.
This taxi system, which has had a positive impact on the entire region, won the Environmental Initiative of the Year prize at Sweden’s Grand Travel Award in 2011. The same year, Stockholm Arlanda took part in launching Sweden’s first electric taxi, in collaboration with Taxi 020 and Mitsubishi.
For several years, passengers who travel to the airport in their own green car park in the best spaces in all of our parking facilities. Passengers who travel to Stockholm Arlanda in an electric car also have the opportunity to recharge their car at no cost.
Target of zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2020
Swedavia’s target is to have zero emissions of fossil carbon dioxide emissions from its own operations by 2020 at the latest. To achieve this target, the airport still needs to convert its entire fleet of vehicles to run on some sort of renewable fuel. The airport’s vehicles are therefore gradually being replaced with green vehicles. For instance, Stockholm Arlanda was the first airport in the world to have its own biogas buses. Today, all of the airport’s buses are biogas or hybrid buses.