In accordance with the recommendations of the Aviation Recovery Working Group of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the ACI assesses air terminals on new health measures and procedures introduced to root of the pandemic COVID-19.
Areas of evaluation for accreditation include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), personnel protection, physical layout, passenger communications, and passenger facilities.
“The recovery of the industry from the impacts of COVID-19 It will require a coordinated global effort, and the accreditation of Miami International Airport demonstrates that it is committed to high standards of health and hygiene in accordance with globally recognized protocols. “
For his part, Carlos Giménez, mayor of Miami-Dade, congratulated the county Aviation Department “for its aggressive efforts in making MIA one of the best airports in the world with respect to the Health and security in the post-war era COVID-19”.
“As business and leisure travel to the county continues to increase, accolades such as the MIA health accreditation demonstrate that our community and our local tourism industry are ready to welcome our visitors.”
The accreditation program of Health Aeroportuaria is in tune with the industry recommendations and priorities presented by the ACI-NA Airport Industry Recovery Advisory Panel in June 2020.
“Since the onset of the pandemic, the top priority at MIA has been to exceed industry best practices and implement all possible measures to protect the well-being of our customers and employees,” said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO.
“Receiving accreditation from a world industry leader like ACI, after undergoing their rigorous evaluation process, should provide a high degree of confidence to our passengers that they can safely fly through MIA.”
The Airports Council of North America International (ACI-NA) is the voice of North American airports and represents the state, regional and local governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada.
ICA-NA is the largest of the five ICA world regions. Its members represent more than 300 airports operating in the United States and Canada and nearly 400 aviation-related companies.
“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, North American airports have taken unprecedented steps to ensure the health and safety of passengers and airport workers,” said ACI-NA President and CEO, Kevin M. Burke.
“We are proud to recognize the Airport Miami International for achieving its Airport Health Accreditation. This important step further demonstrates the airport’s deep commitment to promoting health and safety as air travel begins to recover. “