SunExpress became the first airline company to receive a certificate in the Orange Circle hygiene certificate application initiated by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in partnership with the Izmir Foundation.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality has expanded the scope of the Orange Circle certificate program given to food and beverage and accommodation businesses that fulfill the necessary criteria in the past weeks and allowed airline companies to receive certificates. One of Turkey's leading airline SunExpress company continues its aviation services at international standards, the applicant was the first company to benefit from the Orange Circle service.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer gave the Orange Circle certificate to SunExpress, which was determined to have successfully completed all of the evaluation criteria of airline companies consisting of 11 main headings and 65 items.
Certified flights give confidence
SunExpress CEO Max Kownatzki, who received the certificate on behalf of SunExpress, said: “As the airline of Izmir, we are very pleased to cooperate with Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which has taken important steps to contribute to Izmir tourism since the beginning of the pandemic process. With the highest level of safety and hygiene measures we take on our flights, we offer our passengers a healthy and anxiety-free travel experience. As the first airline to receive the Orange Circle Certificate given to safe businesses and organizations in Izmir, we have proven this once again. "
İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer said: “We have expanded the Orange Circle hygiene certificate to include airlines so that everyone can safely reach İzmir. Thus, the Orange Circle hygiene certificate, which expresses healthy and safe areas in İzmir, will be able to accompany those who come to İzmir from the beginning of their journey. I would like to thank SunExpress for their cooperation with our Metropolitan Municipality and their sensitivity. The certified flights we started today with SunExpress from Izmir will hopefully set an example for other airline companies. "
Auditing at international standards
Under the coordination of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Department of Foreign Relations and Tourism, airline companies hygiene inspection criteria determined by the Tourism Hygiene Executive Board, International Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Agencies Association (IATA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil It was created considering the Aviation Authority (SHGM) standards.
Every stage before and after the flight is inspected
Among the air travel hygiene inspection criteria; "Precautions to be taken by businesses", "waste management", "What to do if there are suspicious passengers showing Covid-19 symptoms during the flight", "Precautions to be taken during and after the flight", "ventilation, cleaning and disinfection of the aircraft" and "accommodation flights ”. Airline companies are also inspected on site for compliance with hygiene standards of their operation areas.
Applications are online
Airline companies wishing to obtain an Orange Circle certificate can apply by sending the required documents via the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending them personally to the Tourism Branch of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Directorate of Foreign Relations and Tourism.