Prague Airport Remains Safe Place for Travel, Defending ACI Accreditation
Prague Airport continues to provide a safe experience for all travellers as confirmed by the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) Certificate, re-assigned to Prague Airport for the high level of adopted goals and implemented measures in the area of health, which ensure increased safety of passengers flying through Prague. The Certificate appreciates the fact that the set standards meet the requirements of international organisations in the aviation industry.
Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ACI World Director General, stated in the reaccreditation letter: “After reviewing the evidence presented through our evaluation process, your airport has 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, along with industry best practices.”
Prague Airport has maintained its accreditation for the next 12 months. “Although protective measures applied to travel were gradually relaxed in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe, we still observed the set processes and procedures. Some of the measures are still pursued as recommendations, such as a respirator in closed areas of the airport. I am extremely happy that travelling is slowly returning to its old ways without fear, that we are returning to the path towards a promising future in which a safe place like the airport plays a very important role,” Jakub Puchalský, Member of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, said.
ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) is an official certification programme that is open to all member airports of this organisation worldwide. Under the programme, the ACI evaluates airports according to individual criteria and thus assesses their set protective measures and other tools they use in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Obtaining the accreditation then confirms that the airport is well prepared and that passengers can fly safely and with ease from the certified airports. At the same time, thanks to this accreditation, hygiene standards are being implemented throughout the aviation industry with the goal to increase the safety of travel, boost the confidence of passengers in accredited airports, and fuel the demand for air travel.
Airports Council International (ACI) is a global industry association that brings together approximately 1960 airports in a total of 176 countries. It was founded in 1991 and aims to promote cooperation among members and other partners in the field of air transport.
More on safety measures at Václav Havel Airport Prague and other important information for passengers is available on the Prague Airport website: https://www.prg.aero/en/safety-and-security-airport.