Perth Airport implements new Covid-19 initiatives

The hub has continued to introduce safety measures such as cleaning procedures and contactless technology  

Perth Airport is continuing to implement Covid-19 safety measures throughout its car parking and terminal facilities. 

In October last year, the Australian hub became the first in the region to receive the Airport Council International’s (ACI) ‘Airport Health Accreditation’ for the health processes put in place. This included cleaning and disinfection, passenger flows, security screening, social distancing measures and emergency procedures.  

Perth Airport
Photo Perth Airport 

Kate Holsgrove, Perth Airport’s chief commercial officer, believes “Western Australia has done an amazing job at keeping Covid-19 at bay”.  

She said: “Our team moved quickly at the outbreak of the pandemic to completely review all of our practices and the customer journey from car parks through our terminals and on to their flights, and the reverse trip for arriving passengers." 

Contactless technologies have been implemented across the hub to try and prevent physical contact.  

Holsgrove continued: “We have now gone even further with new initiatives such as installing antimicrobial protective vinyl film on all the high contact surfaces such as handrails and seat rests on our fleet of transfer passenger buses. We have also looked to reduce contact points at our retail outlets and in our car parks.” 

The base has been working with online pharmaceutical firm, Amcal, to provide ‘TRAVELsafe’ essentials packs for passengers that may want additional supplies including PPE and hand sanitiser.