Sunday, February 21st, 2021
Palma de Mallorca Airport has been awarded the “Airport Health Accreditation” (AHA), giving it a “corona safe” status. This certificate was issued to the airport by the Airports Council International (ACI), the international umbrella organisation of airport operators.
In order to ensure the safety of airports in the context of the Corona pandemic, the ACI, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have drawn up a series of guidelines with regards to hygiene regulations and safety protocols. The award of the AHA certificate confirms Palma Airport’s full compliance with all of these guidelines.
Examples of the measures include enhanced cleaning regimes, newly installed partition walls, protective screens and disinfectant dispensers, floor markings to ensure safe distancing between passengers and stringent controls of the number of passengers within the airport building, to name but a few. In total, over 400 adjustments were made at Palma de Mallorca Airport to reduce any risk related to coronavirus.
The airport operator Aena also points out that, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in air travellers is estimated likely to be lower than the prevalence in the general population with less than 1% of detected cases of COVID-19 and no increase in the rate of transmission.