ACI Airport Health Accreditation awarded to Kempegowda Airport
Following a range of fumigation and hygiene measures implemented at BLR Airport, ACI has awarded the airport with its health accreditation.
During the COVID-19 pandemic that unfolded over the course of 2020, Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR) strove to ensure that the airport’s facilities were hygienic and safe for passengers.
The numerous fumigation and hygiene measures have helped BLR Airport achieve the Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation (AHA), a certification that recognises the airport’s commitment to the safety of passengers, employees and the general public.
ACI’s AHA certification was established to restore confidence in travellers about the safety of airport facilities and the effectiveness of the precautionary measures implemented to prevent risk to their health while passing through an airport.
The ACI assessment covered health and safety measures undertaken by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of BLR Airport – for the safety and wellbeing of passengers, employees and stakeholders.
BLR Airport has been at the forefront of innovation right from the beginning of the pandemic by introducing contactless processing, as well as numerous hygiene measures to offer a sanitised and clean travel experience for passengers.
“The AHA Certification from ACI reaffirms BIAL’s strong commitment towards the safety of passengers and entire airport community. It is both gratifying and encouraging to see that our efforts, along with our partners, have been recognised internationally,” said Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Operating Officer of BIAL.
“I congratulate BLR for achieving Airports Council International’s Airport Health Accreditation Programme. BLR Airport has shown that it is providing a safe airport experience for all travellers, which is in line with recommended health measures in the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force Recommendations, along with industry best practices,” said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of ACI World.