Coronavirus, Fiumicino and Ciampino airports anti Covid: there is also the international recognition
important international recognition for Roman airports in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. Fiumicino rome airport and Ciampino airports are the first in the European Union, and third globally, to receive the Airport Health Accreditation issued by the Airports Council International (ACI), the international association representing more than 1,900 airports and developing standards, policies and best practices for airports providing information and training opportunities to raise safety standards worldwide.
This recognition demonstrates that the protocols and measures adopted at the “Leonardo da Vinci” and “G.B. Pastine” are at the forefront of virus containment procedures and represent an example of best practice in the air transport sector. The ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) program provides airports with an assessment of how far their health measures are aligned with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and the recommendations of the ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force, together with industry best practices. The certification was obtained after a careful assessment of the new health measures and procedures introduced in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic by the management company of the two Roman airports.
The assessment included, among others, the cleaning and disinfection of airport spaces, the maintenance of physical distances, the protection provided to staff, and passenger communication. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Aeroporti di Roma has launched a major intervention plan in the two airports of the capital, due to the extent and depth of the measures implemented, in order to guarantee safety and comfort to passengers and workers.
From the sanitization of the entire airport perimeter, to the remodeling of the spaces inside the airport to ensure the social distancing indicated by special signs, to the installation of over 300 dispensers of sanitizing gel and about 100 thermoscanners in the two airports of Fiumicino and Ciampino. Maximum attention was also paid to information for the public, both by updating the service monitors and by means of special information totems in two languages with suggestions on how to behave in the fight against Covid-19.
“We are extremely proud of this new result – commented ADR’s CEO, Marco Troncone – because it confirms our commitment in a fundamental sector, health, which is a priority for us and which was already certified last June by the Biosafety Trust certification issued, for the first time at an airport, by RINA SERVICES. From the very first moments of the emergency, Covid, as airport management company, has put in place a series of measures to provide passengers and employees with the highest standards of health and hygiene in the shortest possible time, continuously seeking cutting-edge solutions that combine safety and comfort, and it is in this spirit that we will continue to operate in the months to come.
Alessio D’Amato, Councillor for Health in Lazio, was also enthusiastic: “We are happy to contribute as a Regional Health System to this important international recognition for Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports first in the European Union. A commitment for the protection and welfare of travellers and airport staff and in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. The Airports of Rome are the business card of the capital city of the country. Today Rome is safer”.