Turkish Airlines (THY) received Leed v4.1 platinum operating certificate with its Operation Center (OC) and Team Terminal Building at Istanbul Airport.
THY, which started a series of studies on energy efficiency, completed the studies it started for obtaining the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) v4.1 O M: EB Operation Certificate.
With the process completed for the operations center and team terminal building at Istanbul Airport, the airline became the third in the world and the first in Europe to have a platinum operation certificate.
“We will continue to focus on the future”
Regarding the certificate received, Turkish Airlines Deputy General Manager Abdulkerim Cay said, “As the airline that flies to the most countries in the world, we develop our environmentally friendly operations not only in our flights but also in our working areas. Being the first airline in Europe to be certified platinum, the highest level of Leed ratings, is an invaluable indicator at this point. As the Turkish Airlines family, we will continue to focus on the future of our world.”
6 thousand 500 personnel can use the terminal building simultaneously
THY’s Operations Center and Crew terminal at Istanbul Airport is a Class A office and terminal building, where nearly 2000 office workers can simultaneously use approximately 1000 cockpit and 4,500 cabin crew on busy days.
The crew terminal, which is built on an area of 14,500 square meters, prepares the pre-flight crews before the pilot and cabin crew stop by the main terminal building.
With its environmentalist structure, the building has the LEED v4.1 O M: EB operating certificate, which is the most up-to-date green building rating among airline facilities. With the Platinum Certificate, it is aimed to continuously reduce their environmental impact by improving energy, water, material and indoor quality performances.
Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz