Larnaca airport is selling homemade lemonade made from the lemon trees located at its premises in a new sustainable initiative to protect the environment.

Hermes Airports staff collected lemons from 120 lemon trees at on Larnaca airport grounds in February, which were delivered to the Kean juice factory where the lemonade was produced.

The lemonade is available for sale at the departures area of Larnaca airport until the end of August and all proceeds will be used for initiatives focusing on the protection of the environment, Hermes said in a press release.

These initiatives include the donation of drones to the Cyprus forestry department for fire monitoring and prevention, offering small trees to the public to plant at their homes and the installation of electric cars charging station.

A number of lemonades were also purchased by the members of the Cyprus Hotels Association and the Association of Cyprus Tourist Enterprises, which will be offered at their units.

Commenting on the initiative, the Senior Manager of Aviation Development and Communication of Hermes Airports Maria Kouroupi, said: “At Hermes Airports, we have a holistic approach to sustainable development, and the protection of the environment is a main priority for us.

“We remain focused on implementing ‘green initiatives’ aiming to reduce the footprint on the environment from the operation of the airports of our country. We hope that our collaboration with Kean, Cyprus Airports F&B and ICTS Cyprus will evolve and become an institution, further enhancing our environmental culture.”

For her part, the Deputy Marketing Manager of Κean Maria Odysseos said the company promotes several environmental initiatives that contribute to the protection of the environment in the framework of Kean’s sustainability strategy.

“We gladly accepted the invitation by Hermes Airports, as we support innovative projects which aim amongst others to protect the environment,” Odysseos said.

Hermes Airports manages and controls the two International Airports of the Republic of Cyprus. The consortium is composed of a mix of Cypriot and international partners.