Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport gets ACI health accreditation for safe travel

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It is among the first airports in Asia Pacific region to have received this coveted accreditation by the Airport Council International (ACI)

 

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the GMR Group-led Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad has managed to get the Airport Council International's (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation (AHA).

According to an official release, Hyderabad is among the first airports in the Asia Pacific region to have received this accreditation.

“It is among the first airports in Asia Pacific region to have received this coveted accreditation by the Airport Council International (ACI)”, a release from the GMR said.

“The accreditation is the outcome of the rigorous assessment of the RGIA on the alignment of its health measures with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) Recommendations along with industry best practices”, it said.

The ACI assessment covered the health and safety measures undertaken by GMR Hyderabad International Airport for passengers and staff in all the terminal areas including departures, arrivals and transfers, transportation services, food and beverage services, escalators and elevators, lounges, facilities and baggage claim area.

The assessment also captured the initiatives that the airport took for safety and well-being of employees and stakeholders. With growing passenger confidence, the airport is steadily seeing an increase in passenger traffic.

Last month, the airport handled on an average over 16,000 domestic passengers and over 170 domestic air traffic movements daily amidst the best in industry safety standards and contactless travel options. The airport has regained its 50 domestic destinations (till August 31) out of 55 pre-COVID-19 destinations. 

 

With inputs from Agency

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