Istanbul airport gets first ever global airport health accreditation

Turkey’s Istanbul airport has received world first health accreditation underlining the global airports’ observance of the health protocols.
The award, given by the Airports Council International (ACI), works with airports by assessing new measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It considers cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger amenities.
“We congratulate Istanbul for being the first airport to be accredited through our new Airport Health Accreditation program which demonstrates that they are focused on the health and welfare of travelers, staff, and the public,” said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, the ACI World Director General.
“This will be crucial as our industry begins to restart and then prepare to sustain continuing operations, providing to passengers and employees high, globally recognized standards on health and hygiene, which will help to restore public confidence in air travel,” he added as he hails airports airline industry swift adaptation to new realities imposed by the covid-19 pandemic.

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