Belfast International achieves ACI Airport Health Accreditation
Following the implementation of stringent health and safety measures at the airport, Belfast International has achieved ACI’s health accreditation.
Credit: Belfast International Airport - Graham Keddie, Managing Director of Belfast International Airport.
Belfast International Airport (BFS), a member of the VINCI Airports network, has announced that is has achieved the Airport Health Accreditation certificate from Airport Councils International (ACI).
The award recognises industry best practise in relation to the health and hygiene measures that have been put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Areas including cleaning, disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities are all evaluated in order to achieve the accreditation.
The measures implemented at Belfast International are part of the international campaign ‘Protecting each other’, which has been developed and promoted by VINCI Airports for all of the airports in its network worldwide. They are based on hygiene recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Hygiene measures at Belfast International Airport were first approved by Bureau Veritas in August 2020 as part of Bureau Veritas’ global accreditation to VINCI Airports’ network in France, the United Kingdom and Portugal.
The stringent health measures currently in place at the airport are also conductive to confidence in air travel.
Graham Keddie, Managing Director of Belfast International Airport, said: “The health and safety of our passengers and staff is of paramount importance. This accreditation demonstrates that our team have put important and effective measures in place throughout the terminal to ensure that passengers can travel safely. Once passengers arrive, they can immediately feel reassured at the airport. This accreditation will be key in building consumer confidence as restrictions begin to ease in the coming months.”
Safety measures that are in place across Belfast International’s airport site include hand sanitising stations in the terminal, hand washing facilities, clear markings throughout to guide social distancing and mandatory face coverings.