VINCI Airports has introduced innovative cell phone charging stations at Guanacaste Airport in Costa Rica, as part of its efforts to reduce electricity consumption.
Passengers can charge their cell phones at special stations that generate their own energy. The airport has installed fixed tables in the East boarding lounge where, through dynamos connected to pedals, energy can be generated by physical movement.
For every minute of pedalling, an average cell phone will be able to charge 1% of its battery.
In addition to the charging stations, a second zone has been implemented in which passengers can self-order food and beverages from two commercial concessionaires – La Barra Imperial and Bakery.
The charging stations were installed by Morpho Travel. They are labelled as “movement is energy and energy is life”.
“We know that cell phones are part of our daily routine and that the time spent waiting for a flight can be used to charge them,” said César Jaramillo, General Manager, Guanacaste Airport. “This is how we implement innovative projects, as a pillar of VINCI Airports, that can add value to the experience of being in transit in our terminal and plant a seed of why sustainable tourism is the best option.”