Dominican Republic’s Aerodom, a subsidiary of VINCI Airports, has entered into an agreement with the Dominican laboratory Amadita to set up screening laboratories in its six airports.
The new laboratories will provide services to all passengers, pilots, cabin crews and airport staff.
The first laboratory will be installed at Las Américas Airport in Santo Domingo.
The company said that Las Américas will be the first airport in the Caribbean to have such a laboratory.
VINCI Airports has been undertaking essential health measures as part of the international ‘Protecting Each Other’ campaign at all of its airports.
The campaign has been created on the basis of health recommendations announced by the World Health Organization or agencies of the United Nations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Furthermore, the company has reported a 70% decrease in passenger traffic in its network.
In 2020, the airports handled approximately 76.6 million passengers in comparison to 255 million in 2019 due to the strict travel restrictions.
Network airports based in Europe and Asia reported a decrease of around 72% whereas airports in the Americas reported a fall of around 61%.
In November 2020, VINCI Airports opened a new freight terminal at Las Américas Airport.
The new terminal, built by VINCI Construction Grands Projects, is expected to support Dominican exports and help in creating a commercial hub.
The new 6,800m² warehouse will also centralise freight movement operations by bringing together all associated organisations under the same building.