Aberdeen and Glasgow COVID measures praised

Aberdeen and Glasgow airports have been commended for their high safety standards following an international Covid-secure audit initiative

In the audit, launched by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), both Scottish hubs were recognised for the regulations in place and their commitment to restoring passenger confidence.

Safety measures and procedures at both airports were measured and compared to other world leading hubs. These factors were then audited and deemed best practice by the Council Aviation Recovery Task Force.  

Glasgow Airport
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This was carried out in three phases, the first being a self-assessment, then an evidence-based review followed by a visit carried out by the CAA and scientists from both Public Health England and Scotland.  

 Mark Johnston, chief operating officer at AGS Airports, believes that both Aberdeen and Glasgow “played an important role in supporting the national effort during the last 18 months”. 

 He continued: “We are really pleased with the positive feedback we received from the audit teams who visited both our airports recently. As a Group we acted quickly during the pandemic to ensure that our passengers and people felt safe at all times and the measures in place will continue to support this as air travel slowly opens up and more people choose to fly.” 

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) launched the voluntary programme on the recommendation of the UK government.