Frankfurt Airport prepares for the resumption of flights with safety measures
Diverse measures are being taken at Frankfurt Airport to safeguard passengers and airport staff as resumed air travel is prepared for.
As Frankfurt Airport prepares for more passenger flights, Fraport is taking comprehensive steps to prevent contagion in the currently used areas of Terminal 1 and comply with the requirements imposed by the health authorities.
“Our top priority is the safety and health of our passengers and employees,” said Alexander Laukenmann, Head of Fraport AG’s Airside and Terminal Management, Corporate Safety and Security unit. “We are now implementing a wide range of measures to minimise the risk of infection and ensure that passengers can travel safely via Frankfurt Airport.”
Many measures have already been put into practice in Frankfurt Airport – the waiting areas in front of the check-in counters, at the boarding pass and security checkpoints and the baggage claims have been reorganised to ensure that passengers can keep at least a metre and a half (five feet) apart. In rest areas, only every other seat may be used, and posters, digital displays and PA announcements in multiple languages are being used to call passengers’ attention to the social distancing rules. Trained agents circulating the terminal are also present to remind passengers if they forget.
Plexiglass shields provide additional protection for passengers and employees where interaction is required. When front-line staff are unable to maintain the required distance due to the nature of their work, for instance at security checkpoints, they are required to wear face masks at all times.
A large number of hand disinfectant dispensers have been installed around the terminal, and frequently touched surfaces are now cleaned and disinfected more often than usual.
“In order for these preventive measures to be truly effective,” added Laukenmann, “everyone has to do the right thing by consistently maintaining the prescribed distance from others. We have already taken appropriate steps in all areas that are currently being used or will be in the near future, and are working hard to get the rest of the airport ready as well.”