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Last spring, in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Prague Airport began to implement a number of measures aimed at protecting the health of both passengers and airport employees. The correct steps taken by the airport in this area have now been confirmed by the issuance of the international ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) Certificate, which also appreciates the fact that the standards implemented at Václav Havel Airport Prague meet the requirements of international organizations in the aviation industry. At the same time, obtaining the accreditation proves that a high level of functioning protective measures ensures increased safety of passengers flying through Prague.

The Accreditation Certificate confirms that the set processes, measures and individual steps applied at Prague Airport meet the requirements and recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Airports Council International (ACI), which has now awarded Prague Airport a recognised international AHA certificate. In order to obtain the accreditation, it was necessary, for example, to provide information on all set measures and processes, including detailed records of all cleaning and disinfection means and methods, prepare an overview of changes in passenger handling processes, but also share specific steps in protecting employees’ health.

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Extensive photo documentation of protective measures in place or specific examples of communication through various online and offline communication channels of Prague Airport were some of the requirements for obtaining the ACI Airport Health Accreditation Certificate. Based on the details provided, a final audit was subsequently performed by ACI experts. They assessed the individual categories of the entire passenger journey, such as the requirements for keeping a safe distance and wearing protective face masks as well as the cleaning processes in the individual areas of the airport and other aspects. The overall approach of Prague Airport to the safety of passengers and employees was also evaluated, observing the adherence to the applicable legislation. The ACI AHA certification process took about a month.