Brisbane Airport awarded ACI Airport Health Accreditation
By being awarded the ACI accreditation, Brisbane Airport has received international recognition for its ‘COVID Safe’ practices.
Brisbane Airport (BNE) has announced that it has received international endorsement for its ‘COVID Safe’ practices following Airports Council International (ACI) World awarding the airport with the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA).
ACI’s health accreditation is a global benchmark, independently assessing an airport’s alignment with ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery Guidelines and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council’s Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations, as well as industry best practices, in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) Chief Executive Officer, Gert-Jan de Graaff, said that this accreditation recognised the commitment of BAC and all airport-based companies to meeting the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The health and safety of our staff, passengers and visitors to Brisbane Airport is our top priority. The ACI health accreditation recognises alignment with industry best practice, hopefully reassuring all users of the airport that BNE remains a safe place to be,” said de Graff.
The accreditation assesses an airport’s facilities and hygiene protocols across all areas of the passenger journey, from the carpark to the physical boarding of an aircraft, in adherence to international aviation recommendations.
Brisbane Airport’s ‘COVID Safe Plan’ was developed in collaboration with Queensland’s Chief Health Officer in order to ensure that practical and effective measures were implemented to ensure the safety of everyone at the airport.
“This global accreditation is an additional step in Brisbane Airport’s road to recovery, providing evidence to the public that we are ‘good to go’ for safe travel,“ de Graaff added.
Brisbane Airport is the third Australian airport to receive the accreditation, joining Cairns Airport (CNS) and Perth Airport (PER).