News By/Courtesy: Gopika Sasi | 16 Sep 2020 13:43pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rome Fiumicino Airpor first airport in the world to get COVID-19 5-Star Airport
  • Skytrax conducted the COVID-19 audit over 3 days in September
  • Five stars according to Skytrax rating indicate very high standards of airport cleanliness and maintenance procedures.

The international air transport rating agency Skytrax reported that Rome Fiumicino Airport is also known as Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, which is the busiest airport in Italy as the first airport in the world to get COVID-19 5-Star Airport. Skytrax conducted the COVID-19 audit over 3 days in September. It was based on a combination of procedural efficiency checks, ATP sampling tests, and visual observation analysis. Skytrax is known for its annual rankings of the world's best airports. Due to the global COVID-19 crisis prompted the organization to come up with a designation for airport hygiene.

Italy was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic as the entire country came to a halt. But now it is ready to show the world its startling turnaround, starting with visitors’ arrival.

 The procedures put in place across Rome Fiumicino Airport and COVID-19 systems were met with rigorous standards and the agency also verified the frontline success of the implementation for keeping customers and airport staff safe.

It was identified by Skytrax that the general policies relating to COVID-19 procedures are well enforced at the Airport, with information systems that have been implemented with excellent brand cohesion and intelligibility and also effective signage.

The airport also has an in-house Bio-Safety Team of 40 staff in the high movement areas of the terminal to facilitate social distancing and ensure compliance with face mask usage.

“Rome Fiumicino Airport has done an excellent job in delivering COVID-19 protocols that enable a safe environment for customers and staff”, stated Edward Plaisted of Skytrax.

The airport has robust procedures in the core areas of hand hygiene and social distancing. In addition to this, it has enforced high-level attention to terminal sanitization at high-contact points.

Rome Airport has consolidated operations to use Terminal 3 for check-in and arrival, to effectively manage passengers and hygiene measures and use Concourse Gates E for departure and transfer flights. 

Rome Airport also has a visible presence of cleaning staff. In high contact points such as elevators and escalators, it tests several UV sanitization methods which further enhance hygiene levels.

Five stars according to Skytrax rating indicate very high standards of airport cleanliness and maintenance procedures.  

 

 
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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 16 Sep 2020 20:20pm IST


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