Prague Airport renews Airport Health Accreditation certification
Prague Airport in the Czech Republic has renewed its ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) certification for another year, demonstrating that it is fully committed to providing the highest levels of protection against COVID for both passengers and staff.
“The airport has repeatedly demonstrated an admirable continuation of its efforts to provide a safe airport experience for all travellers which is in line with the recommended health measures established in the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force Recommendations,” enthused ACI World director general, Luis Felipe de Oliveira.
The current health measures at the Czech gateway have been in place since the spring of 2019.
“To obtain the certificate, it was necessary, for example, to present information on all set measures and processes, including detailed records of cleaning and disinfection schedule, draft an overview of changes in passenger check-in procedures as well as share specific steps aimed at protecting the health of airport employees,” said chair of the airport’s board of directors, Jiří Pos.
“In this regard, we have introduced our own sophisticated system for tracing contacts in the workplace. Therefore, I am immensely happy that the set protection measures work, eliminate health risks for travel and thus increase the safety of flying from Prague.”
All passengers and visitors are obliged to wear face masks while inside the airport, are encouraged to maintain a safe distance from other people, and advised to use hand sanitisers located at more than 300 stations across the gateway.
Since June last year, a commercial test point has been run in cooperation with an external laboratory, where passengers can get COVID-19 tested before departure or after arrival. The airport is also subject to increased disinfection and cleaning of all busy areas, including passenger gates.
“We inform passengers about the set measures in a number of ways, including airport announcements, repeated at regular intervals, alongside information signs located throughout the airport, and floor stickers in places where queues may form,” explained Prague Airport’s customer experience manager, Daniel Otta.