Both Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino receive congratulations from ACI
Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports have become the first bases in the world to successfully complete the Airport Measures Audit Programme.
Both airports have been praised by the Airports Council International (ACI) World and ACI Europe for the recent achievement.
Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ACI World Director General, said: “These airports have set a strong example and we will continue to work with airports around the world to support recovery so the sustainable social and economic benefits of aviation can be delivered to the communities we serve.”
Due to the ongoing damage caused to the aviation industry by the global pandemic, passenger traffic is still declining. The audit programme – initiated in partnership with Bureau Veritas – aims to aid the sector in its recovery by addressing health and safety risks in an attempt to reassure passengers on their travels.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we have implemented a series of measures to provide passengers and employees with the highest health and hygiene standards, seeking cutting-edge solutions that combine safety and comfort,” said Mr Marco Troncone, CEO of Aeroporti di Romi. “It is with this spirit that we will relentlessly strive to further improve our performance on safety and quality, which are the ideal grounds to pose innovative safe travel protocols and to support traffic recovery.”
The Italian airports can now display the safeguard label, which highlights their willingness to comply with measures set by national and international authorities.
Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI Europe, expressed her support for the latest achievement of both airports. “Throughout this crippling pandemic our colleagues at Aeroporti di Roma have blazed a trail in innovative solutions focussed on a safe and confident restart towards normality. I applaud each and every one of their dedicated staff in delivering, as ever, to the highest of standards. Bravissimi!”