Queen Alia Airport renews ACI World ‘Airport Health Accreditation’
Queen Alia International Airport has renewed its Airports Council International World Airport Health Accreditation, which recognises the commitments to health and safety measures, until December 2022.
Credit: Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA)
Airport International Group successfully renewed the Airports Council International (ACI) World Airport Health Accreditation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) until December 2022. The certificate recognises QAIA’s commitment to prioritising health and safety measures as per the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations, the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and industry best practices.
ACI World first launched the Airport Health Accreditation program back in July 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. With more than 420 airports accredited since, the programme assists airports in systematically demonstrating their health and safety measures to passengers, regulators and governments alike. The assessment covers numerous areas – including cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), passenger and staff health protection, passenger communications, and passenger facilities.
Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Claude said: “This accomplishment serves as testament to how seriously our airport community continues to take the health and safety of both passengers and employees. Our team and all parties involved have been taking active steps to minimise health risks at the Kingdom’s prime gateway to the world and maintain our Airport Health Accreditation for another year – and for that, I thank them sincerely,”
Since the start of the pandemic, Airport International Group has implemented preventive measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. These comprised plexiglass barriers at counters, health and safety instructions and hand sanitiser stands, among others. Furthermore, medical labs were set up at QAIA to perform PCR tests on arriving passengers as per the travel procedures mandated by the Jordan government.