Genève Aéroport obtains Airport Health Accreditation from ACI


09.10.2020

Genève Aéroport is the 64th airport in the world to be certified by the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme from Airports Council International (ACI).

Genève Aéroport has been recognised officially for its efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic: on 8 October 2020, it obtained the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA). This airport health accreditation programme from Airports Council International (ACI) assesses the health measures put in place by airports against recommendations by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and industry best practices. The certification also aims to strengthen trust among passengers when undertaking trips by guaranteeing a secure health protocol.

At the end of September, Genève Aéroport provided ACI with a detailed questionnaire covering all areas of the health measures put in place, as well as collecting evidence in the form of operational procedures, forms and photographs. The ACI then assessed the protocols put in place, particularly focusing on the cleaning and disinfection of spaces, physical distancing measures, staff protection, airport layout, communication with passengers and visitor facilities.

« This certification recognises our commitment to maintaining safe operations despite the current circumstances », says André Schneider, General Manager of Genève Aéroport. « I find it gratifying that the efforts of all our employees have been recognised internationally. »

Protecting passengers and employees

When flights were reinstated at the beginning of June, Genève Aéroport drew up a protection plan in accordance with health authorities. The airport quickly rolled out a plethora of measures to guarantee the safety of passengers, employees and visitors. Since June, sticker markings on the ground and security poles in the queues have enabled social distancing measures to be respected. Arrows are also used to indicate the direction in which passengers should move. Passengers can use hand sanitising gel at the airport's key points (main terminal entrances, security checks, boarding gates, etc.), and stair ramps, door handles and lift buttons are disinfected several times a day. Posters and loudspeaker messages give reminders of the health and safety procedures to be observed. Finally, communication with passengers has been meticulously thought out. Information, explanatory videos and FAQs are regularly posted on the Genève Aéroport website and on its social networks.

AHA adherence confirms that Genève Aéroport's efforts comply with internationally recommended health measures and best practices in the aviation industry. Genève Aéroport can therefore offer all travellers a safe airport experience.

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