Turkish Airlines continues prove the value it places on humanity and environment with its works towards energy productivity. In order to elevate its services and keep marching towards leadership in all areas among the airline companies, flag carrier successfully concluded its initiative to receive LEED v4.1 O+M: EB Certificate.
With the conclusion of the process for the Turkish Airlines OC – Flight Crew Terminal, flag carrier airline became the first airline in Europe and third in world to have platinum certificate. As a result of the effort and the dedication for the subject, this success also became another feather on the cap of Turkish Airlines compared to other brands of the sector.
On the certificate, Turkish Airlines Chief Human Resources Officer Abdulkerim Çay stated: “As the airline that flier to more countries than any other, we continue to enhance our environmentally friendly operations not just with our flights but also with our work spaces. Becoming the first airline in Europe to get the highest platinum certificate of Leed rating system is a valuable indicator of that. As the 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 2000 office workers and around 1000 cockpit and 4500 cabin crew during busy days. 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 airport 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, goal is to improve energy, water and interior quality performances to perpetually decease environmental effects. Improving energy, water efficiencies and interior quality allows for the decrease in the operational costs of the OC-Crew Terminal while paving way for sustainability goals. In addition, flag carrier’s goals include to adopt the criteria determined during the procedure of certification as a whole and apply to all of its buildings.