ACI awards Prague Airport with health accreditation

The certification comes after the airport increased health and safety measures to deal with the global pandemic

Prague Airport has received the Airports Council International (ACI) health accreditation.

The certification was given due to the airport’s implementation of safety measures that were put in place to protect the health of passengers and staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Receiving the award means there is high level of functioning protective measures at the site, helping to increase the safety of passengers flying through Prague.

Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, said: “Prague Airport has applied protection measures to its operation as one of the first entities in the Czech Republic. Therefore we have changed some check-in procedures at the airport and took steps to make the airport safe.

“Our long-term efforts have now been confirmed by the receipt of the international ACI Airport Health Accreditation, which also proves that the set protection measures work, eliminate travel risks and thus increase the safety of flying from Prague.”

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague met the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the ACI to be awarded a recognised international AHA certificate. The airport was required to provide information on all the measures and processes they put in place. These included records of cleaning and disinfection, an overview of the changing in passenger handling processes, and how employee health was protected.

Photo documentation of protective measures or examples of communication through various offline and online channels at the airport were some of the requirements needed to obtain the ACI certificate.

The final audit, conducted by ACI experts, assessed the categories of an entire passenger journey. Social distancing, wearing face masks and cleaning processes were all factors up for inspection. The overall approach carried out by Prague Airport regarding safety measures was also evaluated.