UAE's Abu Dhabi International Airport has received the ISO 22301 Management System Certificate for Business Continuity Management.
It becomes the first airport in the Middle East to be ISO 22301 certified, and among the few cities in the world to have achieved this.
This certification is an international parameter to recognise good practise in business continuity management, as well as to applaud Abu Dhabi Airports for the measures taken to implement processes to ensure operations even during disruptions.
Abu Dhabi Airports chief operations officer Ahmad Al Haddabi said: "The ISO 22301 certification demonstrates that the business continuity system in place at Abu Dhabi International Airport is of the highest standard and that the airport is prepared for and able to continue its operations in the event of any disruption.
"This achievement highlights Abu Dhabi Airports' commitment to support the Abu Dhabi government's endeavour to achieve excellence in all its businesses and services."
The airport operator has been previously awarded the 14001 Environment Management System, ISO 9001 Quality Management System, and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System across all its airports. It was also the first airport in the Middle East region to have received these certifications.
At present, Abu Dhabi International Airport serves more than 116 destinations in 58 countries. In 2015, it handled more than 23 million passengers.
Image: Abu Dhabi International Airport is the first in the Middle East to become ISO 22301 certified. Photo: courtesy of Ralf Roletschek/Wikipedia.