Mangaluru, Jan 18, 2021: Mangaluru along with Ahmedabad and Lucknow- the three Adani airports have been accredited in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation programme.
The global recognition demonstrates extraordinary proactive measures put in place by these airports to ensure passenger safety.
The evaluation process by ACI under the AHA programme is conducted after reviewing evidence presented based on 118 checks points. The airports have demonstrated a safe travel experience for all travelers 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.
Behnad Zandi, CEO – Adani Airports defined this accreditation as a significant step in the pursuit of reinvigorating air traffic in the wake of COVID-19 and the ensuing vaccination drive.
“It instills trust in health and safety standards practiced at Lucknow, Ahmedabad, and Mangaluru airports amidst the spread and control of the global pandemic. We remain committed to reinforce our preparedness with global best practices and thus ensure a safe pre and post-flight experience for flyers at the three locations,” he said.
The ACI assessment covered the health and safety measures undertaken by the airports 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 among others.
The accreditation is valid for the next 12 months. The programme is designed to help reassure the traveling public that airport facilities remain safe and that precautions are being taken to reduce health risks.
“Congratulations to the Adani Group airports in Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and Mangaluru for securing the Airport Health Accreditation. With vaccine distribution underway, gaining the public’s confidence in air travel will be crucial as our industry prepares to restart and sustain continuing operations. The Adani Group airports are paving the way by providing passengers and employees globally-recognized standards on health and hygiene,” said Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific.
The ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme enables airports to demonstrate to passengers, staff, regulators, and governments that they are prioritizing health and safety in a measurable, established manner.
Adani Airports, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises, the flagship company of the Adani Group, won the mandate to modernize and operate six airports – Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mangaluru, Jaipur, Guwahati, and Thiruvananthapuram for 50 years through a globally competitive tendering process conducted by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Of these, it took over the operations of Ahmedabad, Lucknow & Mangaluru in 2020.