Air Protection

The air quality in the airport area is a consequence of road and air traffic emissions, airport activities, heating of the airport facilities and other facilities from the wider local area.

The air quality in this area depends primarily on the inflow of polluted air masses coming from the direction of Ljubljana and Kranj, and also on weather conditions. In the airport area we use cooling and air-conditioning devices, and heat pumps which contain substances harmful to ozone.  

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The volume of air traffic has still not reached the levels from the pre-corona period, but in 2023 a 30% growth in passenger traffic was recorded. Due to the mentioned growth and the encouraging forecast of traffic in the coming years, we started monitoring and reporting the relative indicator of the carbon footprint (t CO2e/passenger) within the certification programme scheme for the reduction in the impact of greenhouse gases, run under ACI Europe, the association of European airports.

Compared to the average of the years 2019 and 2021-2022 the absolute amount of CO2e emissions were reduced for a 6%. Based on the data on the number of passengers and the weight of cargo for 2023, air emissions decreased by 23% per passenger compared to 2019 and 2022 period, or increased by 2,5% per 100 kg of cargo. Compared to 2022, an increase in carbon footprint was recorded in 2023 in segment of heating and company's vehicles. On the other hand reduction in carbon footprint was recorded in segment of electricity and generators. While the total emissions (scope 1 and 2) increased by 1,5%.

Efficient energy consumption, use of renewable energy sources or environment-friendly energy products, and reduction of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions are considered important environmental commitments of the company Fraport Slovenija.

We also defined key energy efficiency indicators. Fuel and energy consumption are checked regularly. In 2023, we consumed 6,846,522 kilowatts of electricity, which was 100% generated from renewable energy sources, 141,359 m3 of natural gas (NG), 27,285 L of liquefied petroleum gas and propane (LPG), 95,052 L of extra light heating oil (HO), 112,711 L of diesel and gas oil, 10,534 L of gasoline, and 1,229 L of kerosene.

In accordance with the company’s energy strategy and its commitment to preserving the environment, the construction of the central power facility was completed in 2019, which provides efficient supply of heat and cooling energy for the entire airport territory in one place. In its design, the plant combines the advanced technological and environmental systems of heating elements. Natural gas is used as the main fuel for heating boilers. It is modularly designed and allows expansion of energy facilities for further ten years.  

In November 2021 and in partnership with Resalta as the project provider, a solar power plant on the roof of the parking garage started operating that helps to achieve the long-term goal of reducing CO2 emissions and lowering energy costs. In 2022 power plant generated 579 megawatts of renewable electricity, which covers 8% of the airport's total electricity consumption. As a result, 211 tons less CO2 emissions were released into the atmosphere.  Investments in the construction of new solar power plants continue in 2023.

Our mobility plan is aimed at encouraging our employees, business partners, passengers and airport visitors to change their travel habits, use cars reliably and rationally, and to opt for a sustainable means of transport.

The company is aware of the difficulties with the mobility and accessibility in terms of sustainable means of transport, thus the mobility plan tries to comply with these limitations in the best way possible.

The airport is namely connected with neighbouring settlements through a public transportation network. However, our employees cannot use it due to the shifting nature of their work. Thus, employees mainly use cars to get to work, since the existing traffic infrastructure is quite inconvenient and unfriendly for walking or cycling. However, years ago we started to encourage the use of electric vehicles for short business trips.

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