The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is set to lead sustainable aviation efforts by operating more than 100 airports on renewable energy by 2024. Chairman Sanjeev Kumar announced the ambitious plan, emphasising the Authority’s commitment to adopting GRIHA-5 standards for all existing and upcoming airport structures. The goal is to achieve full reliance on renewable energy for all operational airports by December 2024.
Kumar highlighted the positive growth in passenger numbers across the nation’s airports, indicating a flourishing aviation industry. Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia’s proactive approach to addressing passenger demands and improving airport infrastructure was acknowledged. Kumar’s remarks were made during the Independence Day celebrations at the Airports Authority of India’s Delhi Air Traffic Services Complex, where he also took pride in India’s significant order for around 1000 aircraft, shaping the country’s aviation landscape.