07 January 2021

South Africa: Eight airports have now received ACI's Airport Health Accreditation! [update]

update (12 January 2021): According to a map of all airports accredited by the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme (see below), George Airport (GRJ) in George has now also received the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) by the Airports Council International (ACI)

Eight out of the nine airports in South Africa managed by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) have now received the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) by the Airports Council International (ACI). These are Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town, King Shaka International Airport (DUR) in Durban, Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) in Port Elizabeth, Bram Fischer International Airport (BFN) in Bloemfontein, Upington International Airport (UTN) in Upington, East London Airport (ELS) in East London, Kimberley Airport (KIM) in Kimberley and OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. The accreditation for ACSA's ninth airport, George Airport (GRJ) in George, is currently under review.

The ACI's Airport Health Accreditation programme recognizes the commitment to health and welfare of passengers, airport staff, and the public, by supporting airports in assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced further to the Covid-19 pandemic in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations along with industry best practices. It is designed to help reassure the travelling public that airport facilities remain safe and that precautions are being taken to reduce any risk to their health.

Airports Council International (ACI) is the only global trade representative of the world's airport authorities. It is a non profit organization, whose prime purpose is to advance the interests of airports and to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations. 

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