Istanbul Airport Receives 'Airport Health Accreditation' Certificate

istanbul airport received the airport health accreditation certificate
istanbul airport received the airport health accreditation certificate

Drawing attention with its unique architecture, strong infrastructure, superior technology and high-level passenger experience as well as the health measures taken during the Covid-19 outbreak, Istanbul Airport has received the "Airport Health Accreditation" (Airport Health Accreditation), which was initiated by the International Airports Council (ACI) on July 24, 2020. Accrediation) program, it became the first airport in the world to receive the certificate.

Istanbul Airport, which first signed the 'Airport Pandemic Certificate' issued by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation with the strict health measures taken after the Covid-19 epidemic, and then the "Covid-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol" published by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), It registered the measures taken by taking another international certificate. Istanbul Airport, which received the "Airport Health Accreditation" certificate issued by the Airports Council International (ACI), became the first airport in the world to receive this certificate.

Airport Health Accreditation includes important measures ...

Covidien-19 outbreak frequently updated frequently with the hygiene measures taken by the Istanbul Airport, the Airports Council International (ACI) and the certificates issued by Turkey and has been consolidating its position among the world's most hygienic airports. Istanbul Airport, which was entitled to receive the "Airport Health Accreditation" certificate by meeting all the conditions, has also passed important inspections. Within the scope of the evaluation, measures taken in areas where passengers are concentrated, such as cleaning, disinfection, social distance, protection of personnel, passenger communication, access to the terminal, security screening, waiting areas, bridges, escalators, elevators, baggage claim were evaluated.

The certificate, which proves that measurable priority is given to passengers, personnel, health and safety at airports, has also proven that Istanbul Airport is successful in Covid-19 measures.

We will never compromise on hygiene standards ...

Samsunlu, Chairman and General Manager of IGA Airport Operations, who made a statement regarding Istanbul Airport's "Airport Health Accreditation" certificate, said: “Aviation is an important sector that has international rules and constantly improves itself to bring the passenger experience to the top. We continue our efforts to offer our passengers a 'safe travel that keeps hygiene at the highest level' in the new normal period. As part of this process, we first received the Airport Pandemic Certificate issued by our General Directorate of Civil Aviation. Immediately after, we signed the 'Kovid-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol' published by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). first measures we take with this protocol it signed with the Istanbul airport in Turkey, was also been registered by the most important institutes of aviation. Finally, we became the first airport in the world to be awarded the 'Airport Health Accreditation Certificate' issued by the Airports Council International (ACI). Aviation is a very resilient industry, we must take measures to withstand the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak, and enforce strict health and safety standards at our facilities and operations. It is extremely important for us to pass the inspection of such a powerful institution and be deemed worthy of being the first airport accredited to the Airport Health Accreditation certificate. The fact that Istanbul Airport has international certificates at the health point is proof that ensuring the health and safety of our passengers and employees is always our top priority. The 'Airport Health Accreditation Certificate' should definitely be seen by all airport operators as proof that we are more prepared to build passenger trust. Considering that Istanbul Airport is the hub of the world, obtaining the 'Airport Health Accreditation' certificate is proof that our measures are in international standards. I would like to emphasize that; We will never compromise on the hygiene standards attained at Istanbul Airport. " he spoke.

"This accreditation is proof that Istanbul Airport accepts health as its focal point ..."

“I was very impressed with the industry's success in adapting rapidly to new realities and implementing new protocols based on globally consistent procedures,” said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of the Airports Council International (ACI); “We congratulate Istanbul Airport for being the first airport to be accredited under our newly implemented Airport Health Accreditation program. This accreditation is proof that Istanbul Airport has accepted passenger, personnel and public health as its focal point. This is critical in this period as our industry steps into the resumption of operations and then prepares to carry on with ongoing operations while providing passengers and employees with globally accepted high health and hygiene standards - which will help people regain their confidence in air travel. will have. " used the expressions.

Airports Council International (ACI) Europe General Director Olivier Jankovec spoke as follows; “The recovery process after this unprecedented crisis required the rapid and comprehensive implementation of global standards developed jointly by the competent authorities in the entire aviation system. As ACI, we have collaborated with ICAO, EASA and ECDC to help prepare a plan for the safe continuation of airport operations in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. This plan, which is the basis for the preparation of a healthy passenger experience guide at airports developed by ACI Europe, was completed with the implementation of the new Airport Health Accreditation program. I would like to proudly state that the first airport to receive this accreditation was a European airport - which undoubtedly reveals that the approach of putting passengers with health concerns at the center of attention has been enthusiastically adopted by the airports in our region. Congratulations to all Istanbul Airport team! ”

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