Iquique and Antofagasta airports receive AHA certification.
Panama, April 19, 2021 – Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) announces that Diego Aracena Airport in Iquique and Andres Sabella Airport in Antofagasta, both operated by APORT, received the certification of the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) program, which evaluates how aligned they are with the health protocols proposed by the ACI Business Restart and Recover guidelines and that they are aligned with the recommendations of the Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
APORT, since the beginning of the pandemic, has developed innovative measures for the safety of passengers, workers, and the general public. It has maintained continuous improvement processes and implementations to strengthen sanitary measures. Technological equipment has been incorporated to reduce people-to-people contact at airports, in addition to temperature control, the use of face masks and alcohol gel.
“We congratulate Iquique and Antofagasta airports for obtaining accreditation from ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) program. Airports play a critical role in the aviation ecosystem, achieving this accreditation shows a commitment to health and hygiene that will help restore passenger confidence in air travel and the industry’s recovery more quickly,” said Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC.
“The certification allows us to demonstrate that we are a concrete contribution to secure public health in the region and confirms the work we are doing to ensure the safety and peace of mind of our users and collaborators since the beginning of the pandemic,” said Felipe Fraser, General Manager of APORT.
There are currently 57 airports certified by the Airport HealthAccreditation (AHA) program in the region and more than 300 airports around the world.