Calgary, Alberta, 2020-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — We are proud to announce YYC Calgary International Airport received the Airports Council International Airport Health Accreditation in recognition of the high standards of our #FlyHealthyYYC program.
“We are honoured to receive this accreditation as it reinforces our commitment to running a safe, secure and healthy airport above all else,” says Chris Miles, Vice President, Operations & Infrastructure, The Calgary Airport Authority. “The ACI airport health accreditation gives guests and employees increased confidence to feel safe while travelling and moving through YYC.”
Introduced on June 15, #FlyHealthyYYC promotes increased passenger and community protection, and communication leading to enhanced safety measures including rigorous cleaning practices of high-touch areas, mandatory mask wearing, plexiglass barriers, physical distancing reminders, contactless kiosk solutions, temperature screening and hand-sanitizing stations.
With this accreditation, ACI recognizes that YYC is meeting high, international standards around its COVID-19 response. When accrediting airports, ACI takes into consideration measures in place such as cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities. All passenger areas and processes are reviewed including terminal access, check-in areas, security screening, boarding gates, lounges, retail, food and beverages, gate equipment such as boarding bridges, escalators and elevators, border control areas, baggage claim area and arrivals exit.
ABOUT THE CALGARY AIRPORT AUTHORITY
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta. The Calgary Airport Authority is responsible for the management, operation and development of YYC Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport (YBW). YYC is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, which welcomed 18 million passengers in 2019, supporting more than 50,000 jobs and generating $8 billion of GDP annually in economic activity.
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