Bahrain International Airport recognised globally for health & safety

Bahrain International Airport (BIA) has become the latest airport in the Middle East region to receive Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) World, said its operator, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC).

This recognition from the global aviation organisation acknowledges BAC’s achievements in safeguarding the wellbeing of passengers and staff during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

ACI represents the world’s airports and their collective interests. Its accreditation programme provides airports with an assessment of how aligned their health measures are with ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations, and industry best practices, said the statement from BAC. 

Areas of assessment for accreditation include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications, and passenger facilities, it stated.

Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, Chief Executive Officer, highlighted that the resumption and growth of passenger traffic are among BAC’s top priorities. 

The Airport Health Accreditation shows travellers that BIA is part of a growing group of leading global airports that have put effective health measures in place, he added.