Aeroporti di Roma’s Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino airports have successfully finished the Airport Health Measures Audit Programme.
The completion makes them the first in the world to pass the on-site audit programme and demonstrates their compliance with the measures.
Both the airports can now present the SafeGuard label, which is awarded to businesses that have implemented policies and procedures aligned with local regulatory requirements and good hygiene, health and safety practices to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Aeroporti di Roma CEO Marco Troncone said: “This new result reaffirms our commitment to safe operations, which is a priority for us. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, we have implemented a series of measures to provide passengers and employees with the highest health and hygiene standards, seeking cutting-edge solutions that combine safety and comfort.
“It is with this spirit that we will relentlessly strive to further improve our performance on safety and quality, which are the ideal grounds to pose innovative safe travel protocols and to support traffic recovery.”
The new Airport Health Measures Audit programme has been developed by Airports Council International (ACI) World in partnership with Bureau Veritas, a company specialised in testing, inspection and certification.
The aim of the programme is to support airport operators by addressing their specific risks and reassuring travellers.
ACI World director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: “These airports have set a strong example and we will continue to work with airports around the world to support recovery so the sustainable social and economic benefits of aviation can be delivered to the communities we serve.
“Partnerships, like the one with Bureau Veritas, which has benefitted Aeroporti di Roma, will support the aviation industry and help to push it forward during the recovery process and beyond.”
In November 2020, Worldwide Airport Slot Board (WASB), comprising Airports Council International (ACI World), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG), sought for airport slot use relief for the northern summer 2021 season.