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Rome’s airports first in world to complete health measures audit


Rome’s Fiumicino and Ciampino airports have become the first in the world to successfully complete the new Airport Health Measures Audit Programme.

Developed by ACI and Bureau Veritas, the programme is designed to support the airport industry’s recovery from COVID-19 by addressing specific risks and reassuring passengers through an on-site audit.

Fiumicino and Ciampino – operated by Aeroporti di Roma (ADFR) – have successfully completed the audit and can display the SafeGuardTM label, demonstrating their compliance with a harmonised set of measures, aligned with the recommendations of national and international authorities.

“We congratulate Fiumicino and Ciampino airports for successfully completing the Airport Health Measures Audit Programme and demonstrating that they are committed to ensuring the health and safety of passengers and staff,” enthuses ACI World director general Luis Felipe de Oliveira.

“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.”

ADR’s CEO, Marco Troncone, says: “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.”

ACI Europe director general, Olivier Jankovec, notes: “Throughout this crippling pandemic our colleagues at Aeroporti di Roma have blazed a trail in innovative solutions focussed on a safe and confident restart towards normality.

“From pre-departure testing to travel corridors, they have delivered on passenger safety and industry solutions in equal measure. And now, I am delighted to congratulate them on being the first in the world to successfully complete the rigorous Airport Health Measures Audit Programme.

“I applaud each and every one of their dedicated staff in delivering, as ever, to the highest of standards. Bravissimi!”

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