Incheon International Airport, South Korea’s largest airport, has become the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to be accredited under the Airports Council International (ACI)’s Airport Health Accreditation programme.
ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme assists airports by assessing its compliance to new Covid health and safety measures in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force recommendations. Areas of assessment for accreditation include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.
“Passengers travelling through or to Seoul, Korea can rest assured that Incheon is prioritising health and safety in a measurable, established manner,” said Stefano Baronci, director general, ACI Asia-Pacific.
The ICAO-supported Airport Health Accreditation programme, launched in July, has received more than 225 applications to date. The online application process is open to ACI member airports of all sizes globally across the regions.