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DFW Airport Joins World Economic Forum Initiative to Support Global Aviation Sustainability

DFW Airport, Texas, June 27, 2023

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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) announced today it is joining the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Airports Council International (ACI) in a new initiative to support the aviation industry’s move to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. DFW Airport CEO Sean Donohue is among more than 30 industry leaders who have joined The Airports of Tomorrow initiative, which was announced today during the ACI Europe / ACI World Annual General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain.

"Airports serve as powerful cornerstones of the aviation ecosystem where we can unite, collaborate and facilitate the industry's sustainability transformation," said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport. “By making the right planning and investment decisions today, we have the unique opportunity to shape a sustainable future for aviation and set examples for other public and private sectors. Through initiatives like the Airports of Tomorrow, we are dedicated to harnessing these opportunities, unlocking our full potential as clean energy hubs, and setting the standard for the net-zero economy.”

DFW already is a leader in sustainability, with plans to become net-zero carbon by 2030 – 20 years ahead of the global industry goal. DFW will use its experience and knowledge in this area to help support Airports of Tomorrow, which supports airports as they make changes to their operations and infrastructure that will enable net-zero aviation. The initiative will focus on infrastructure, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), innovative sustainable finance solutions for airports and creating startup challenges that invite new innovative firms to join the World Economic Forum community.

As North America’s first and the world’s largest carbon-neutral airport, DFW will share best practices, discover new findings, and take an active role in this global sustainability initiative.

To learn more about the Airports of Tomorrow Initiative, please visit the Airports of Tomorrow Website. To learn more about DFW Airport’s Sustainability efforts, please visit www.dfwairport.com/sustainability.

About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is one of the most connected airports in the world. Centered between owner cities Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major job generator for the North Texas region by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website or download the DFW Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.

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