ACI health accreditation awarded to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport
CVG Airport has become the first airport in the Midwest of the U.S. to be awarded ACI World’s Airport Health Accreditation.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has become the first airport in the Midwest, and the third in the U.S., to receive an industry-approved, global airport health accreditation – a third-party validation and assessment that the airport is maintaining safe and hygienic facilities.
As travellers return to flying to and from the airport, they can be reassured that it has gone above and beyond to prioritise the health and safety of the travelling public.
Airports Council International (ACI) World’s Airport Health Accreditation programme assesses an airport’s compliance with new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) recommendations.
Areas of assessment include cleaning, disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout and passenger communication. With the accreditation, airports are expected to complete ongoing self-assessments and quality assurance, leading to a cycle of continuous improvement, particularly as situations change and requirements evolve.
President and CEO of Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA), Kevin M. Burke, said: “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, North American airports have taken unprecedented steps to ensure the health and safety of passengers and airport workers. We are proud to recognise Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport as the first airport in the Midwest to achieve their Airport Health Accreditation. It further demonstrates the airport’s commitment to promoting health and safety as air travel begins to recover.”
Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ACI World’s Director General, said: “Aviation will be a critical driver of the global economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 and, by being accredited through ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme, CVG Airport is playing an important role in helping to rebuild passenger confidence in air travel. I am grateful to CVG for taking a leadership role in prioritising passenger health through the introduction of new measures that are aligned with global standards and protocols.”
CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Candace McGraw, said: “Passenger safety has always been our paramount concern at CVG. Our CVG community – comprised of airport, airline and tenant staff – continues to go above and beyond for travellers. We are pleased to receive this important validation of our collective efforts to rebuild passenger confidence. I continue to be grateful for and impressed with the dedication of our staff.”