Another important international recognition for Fiumicino airport in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. Skytrax, the international rating organization for airlines and airports worldwide, awarded the highest score of 5 stars to “Leonardo da Vinci” for the measures and protocols that it’s implemented.
Fiumicino airport is the first airport in the world to receive this certification, which it can add to its other certifications, which include the Rina Biosafety Trust Certification and the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (the international association representing more than 1,900 airports across the world) recently awarded to the capital’s airports.
At the end of the investigation, where all the measures implemented at the Fiumicino terminals were audited, including the examination of numerous airport surfaces (seating, lifts, escalators, etc.), it was confirmed that the various anti-coronavirus measures had been successfully implemented by ADR, and that “the airport continues to provide a favourable impression of cleanliness, improving on the high standards recorded in 2019”. The following protocols were particularly appreciated: the automatic “UV Clean Touch” sanitization of escalators and lifts, and body temperature monitoring, which takes place in less than 2 seconds thanks to the installation of around 100 latest generation thermo-scanners. Finally, Skytrax has endorsed the airport for its effective communication to passengers at the terminal, through the installation of a large number of totems and messages on digital monitors, facilitating all boarding procedures. In this way, all boarding procedures have been optimized, from entering the terminal through to boarding at the gate, taking place quickly without delays or problems. In conclusion, in the eyes of Skytrax, Fiumicino airport “is implementing all necessary measures to provide a clean and safe environment”.
“We’re really pleased with this new recognition – said ADR’s CEO, Marco Troncone – because once again, it shows the effort that we’ve taken as a company during this emergency, going beyond the protocols imposed by government by implementing further measures, ensuring that preventive measures are applied in the most thorough ways possible, which in turn, enables the capital’s airports to continue operating in conditions of maximum safety as they get busier and busier with more flights”.
“Fiumicino Airport – said Skytrax CEO, Edward Plaisted – has done an excellent job in applying the COVID-19 protocols, which ensure a safe environment for passengers and airport staff. Solid, sound procedures have been implemented so as to ensure hand hygiene, social distancing and a high level of attention to cleaning and sanitation of the terminals. For these reasons too, Fiumicino airport is the first airport in the world to receive the COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating”.
Fiumicino and Ciampino airports are the first airports in the European Union – and third in the world – to receive the Airport Health Accreditation issued by Airports Council International (ACI).