Charlottetown Airport Authority Unveils New Sustainability Plan

Charlottetown Airport Authority Unveils New Sustainability Plan

Charlottetown, PE – The Charlottetown Airport Authority (CAA) is proud to unveil its first ever Sustainability Plan aimed at mitigating the environmental impact of YYG Charlottetown Airport’s operations and fostering a more sustainable aviation sector.

In response to growing concerns over climate change and environmental sustainability, the 2024-2028 Sustainability Plan is a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce carbon emissions and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the organization and its operations. It also strives to be a model corporate citizen that is inclusive, contributes to the community, and showcases best practices in governance.

 Key highlights of the Sustainability Plan include:

  • Climate Change: Interim Target to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 15% per passenger by 2028 (from the baseline year of 2017) while significantly expanding the airport terminal footprint and a long-term target to be Net Zero by 2050 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions.
  • Community Relations: Increased financial support for community programs and organizations and provide a mechanism to support our employees for volunteer opportunities with community organizations.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Train all CAA staff and transportation providers on the new Canadian Airport Accessibility Training program and ensure that all CAA employees participate in DEI training.
  • Risk & Crisis Management: Conduct a Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Plan and develop a cybersecurity roadmap.

“CAA is proud to unveil our Sustainability Plan, which reflects our commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible business practices. By prioritizing sustainability, we aim to not only reduce our environmental footprint but also inspire positive change within the aviation industry and our community”, says Doug Newson, Charlottetown Airport Authority CEO.

CAA invites stakeholders, travelers, and the public to learn more about its 2024-2028 Sustainability Plan and join in the collective effort to build a greener, more sustainable future for aviation.

For more information and updates on CAA’s sustainability initiatives, please visit

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About the Airport Authority

Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. assumed operational and financial responsibility for the Charlottetown Airport on March 1, 1999. The Board of Directors now oversee the affairs of the airport with a mission to provide a safe, secure, and fiscally responsible airport that connects PEI to the world and drives economic growth. Last year 402,000 passengers travelled through the airport, generating over $100 million in total economic activity in Prince Edward Island.


Doug Newson, CEO

Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc.

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