Airports Company South Africa’s (ACSA) effort to create a safe airport environment for travellers has been recognised by the Airports Council International (ACI) after several of its airports received the Airport Health Accreditation.
The airports that received this accreditation are Cape Town International Airport, King Shaka International Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport, Bram Fischer International Airport, Upington International Airport, Kimberley Airport, and East London Airport.
The ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme recognizes the commitment to health and welfare of passengers, airport staff, and the public, by supporting airports in assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced further to the COVID19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations along with industry best practices. It is designed to help reassure the travelling public that airport facilities remain safe and that precautions are being taken to reduce any risk to their health.
Eugenia Boinamo, Airports Company South Africa’s, Group Manager for Client Services, said: “Regaining public confidence in air travel is important to us and one of the ways of achieving this is giving our passengers the guarantee that it’s safe to travel through our airports. Getting this international accreditation from ACI illustrates that we have and will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our passengers.
“Since the opening of air travel in South Africa, Airports Company South Africa has implemented a number of health and safety protocols in the airport space, and this accreditation by ACI shows our commitment to making the customer journey a safe and pleasant experience,” said Boinamo.