GRU Airport first airport in Brazil to obtain the ACI Airport Health Accreditation
Airports Council International (ACI) have announced today the accreditation of Guarulhos International Airport (GRU Airport) in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme. GRU Airport is the first airport in Brazil to obtain the AHA accreditation.
ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme recognizes the commitment to health and welfare of passengers, airport staff and the public, by supporting airports assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and ACI EUROPE’s Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports.
This accreditation promotes the recognition of professional excellence in maintaining safe hygienic facilities and cover the following topics: cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.
“Airports in Latin America and Caribbean have adapted their procedures to the ICAO CART Recommendations and the industry best practices. The ACI Airport Health Accreditation gives airports the opportunity to demonstrate to passengers, staff, regulators, and governments that are prioritizing health and safety in a measurable, established manner while also validating their own measures and processes” said Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC.
GRU Airport is proud to receive this important certification. We have always adopted the strictest health and hygiene measures, recommended by official agencies, to promote a safe environment for passengers and employees, said Gustavo Figueiredo – CEO GRU Airport
Congratulations to GRU Airport!