Turkish Airlines has received LEED v4.1 O+M: EB Certificate. The airline continues to prove the value it places on humanity and the environment with its work towards energy productivity.
With the conclusion of the process for the Turkish Airlines operation centre (OC) – Flight Crew Terminal, the flag carrier airline became the first airline in Europe and third in the world to have the platinum certificate. As a result of the effort and dedication to the subject, this success also became another feather on the cap of Turkish Airlines compared to other brands in the sector.
On the certificate, Turkish Airlines Chief Human Resources Officer Abdulkerim Çay stated, “As the airline that flies to more countries than any other, we continue to enhance our environment-friendly operations not just with our flights but also with our workspaces. Becoming the first airline in Europe to get the highest platinum certificate of the Leed rating system is a valuable indicator of that. As a Turkish Airlines family, we will continue to focus on the future of our world.”
OC-Crew Terminal of Turkish Airlines, located in İstanbul Airport and distinguished with its environmentalist features, is an A-class office and terminal building able to accommodate approximately 2,000 office workers and around 1,000 cockpits and 4,500 cabin crew during busy days. The crew terminal section allows pilots and cabin crew to prepare for their flights and spend their time beforehand with other members of their flight crew to make the necessary preparations. It also allows spending their spare time in the lounge area spanning 14.500 m2 which also features direct access to their aircraft along with a 24/7 open restaurant. Considering the number of flight crews it serves, this building’s capacity exceeds 36 airports in Türkiye and possesses LEED v4.1 O+M: EB certificate which is the most current version for airline facilities.
With the LEED v4.1 O+M: EB Platinum Certificate, the goal is to improve energy, water and interior quality performances to perpetually decrease environmental effects. Improving energy, water efficiencies and interior quality allow for a decrease in the operational costs of the OC-Crew Terminal while paving way for sustainability goals. In addition, Turkish Airlines’ goals include adopting the criteria determined during the procedure of certification as a whole and apply to all of its buildings.
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 388 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 340 worldwide destinations — 287 international and 53 domestic — in 129 countries.