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TAV committed to ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme


Global operator, TAV Airports, today revealed that three of its airports have been certified under ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme and that they will soon be joined by another eight.

Ankara Esenboğa in Turkey, Skopje in Macedonia and Zagreb in Croatia have already received their certification.

While Izmir Adnan Menderes, Gazipasa-Alanya and Milas-Bodrum in Turkey; Skopje in Macedonia; Enfidha and Monastir airports in Tunisia; Tbilisi in Georgia and Medinah in Saudi Arabia have applied to join the programme.

That makes 11 airports in six different countries and doesn’t include Antalya Airport in Turkey, where it holds a 49% stake in terminal operator, Fraport TAV Antalya.

TAV Airports COO, Kürşad Koçak, comments: “Aviation is a strictly regulated global business. Due to this nature of the industry, it’s one of the worst affected sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, it’s one of the fastest adapting to the challenges brought by the pandemic.

“In all the airports operated by TAV, we have fully implemented the precautions recommended by the authorities, and we had smoothly provided services to thousands of passengers following the easing of flight restrictions.

“Previously, we have committed to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol, and now we strengthen our pledge by joining the ACI Airport Accreditation programme.

“Through immaculate precautions taken by airlines and airport operators, we believe that the risk of infection during air travel is minimised.

“Together with standardised pre-flight testing, we hope that borders can re-open and quarantine measures can be lifted, and the aviation industry can begin to recover from the worst crisis in its history.”

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