January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021
The airport association ACI World has presented Munich Airport with an certificate for its commitment to preventing the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “ACI Airport Health certificate” confirms Munich Airport’s successful implementation of effective health and safety measures in accordance with the recommendations of the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force and the joint EASA/ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol. The ACI EUROPE guidelines for safe air travel are also consistently implemented at Munich Airport.
The ACI Airport Health Accreditation program makes health and safety measures at airports measurable and transparent for passengers, employees and authorities. Airports can use the program to review their measures and processes and have them certified by an independent party. In this way, the program ensures compliance with and implementation of global ICAO guidelines. Travelers can therefore be sure about the quality of health and safety precautions at the respective airports, creating confidence in safe travel.
As part of the certification process, disinfection and cleaning measures, precautions taken to comply with social distancing regulations, ventilation and air conditioning in passenger areas, route guidance and the information provided to passengers were all reviewed. All passenger areas and processes were taken into account, including entry and exit areas, check-in counters, security checkpoints, boarding gates, lounges, catering and retail units, passenger boarding bridges, escalators, elevators, entry checks and baggage claim.
Munich Airport scored highly in all areas, fully meeting the strict requirements.
“We are delighted to receive this important award. It confirms our full commitment to providing passengers and employees with a safe stay at Munich Airport. This is also in line with our commitment to quality as a five-star airport,” said Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport.
“ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation Programme promotes best practices and helps align efforts across the industry to harmonize measures, processes, and procedures and I congratulate Munich Airport in successfully achieving accreditation. The recovery of the industry from the impacts of COVID-19 requires a coordinated, global effort, and Munich Airport’s accreditation shows that it is committed to high standards of health and hygiene that accord with globally-recognized standards and protocols,” explains Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General ACI World.
In May 2015, Munich Airport was awarded 5-Star status for the first time following an extensive review by the London-based Skytrax Institute. Germany's second-largest airport was also the first European airport to be awarded this highest seal of quality. In a first re-certification, Munich Airport successfully maintained its 5-Star status in March 2017. Now the auditors from London have again subjected the Bavarian aviation hub to a detailed evaluation. The auditors' conclusion: Munich Airport has not only maintained its high quality of service and hospitality, but has even further extended it
Munich Airport can again enjoy the title of "Europe's Best Airport" in 2018. The Bavarian hub was selected for the honor in the annual World Airport Awards announced by the respected London-based aviation research institute Skytrax. The announcement was made in a special ceremony on the occasion of the international airport fair "Passenger Terminal EXPO 2018" in Stockholm.
Europe's best airport, the best terminal in the world – and now yet another accolade for Munich Airport: In a new audit carried out by the London-based Skytrax Institute, Bavaria's gateway to the world has successfully defended its title as Europe's first and only five-star airport. In May 2015 the Bavarian hub was granted the five-star airport title for the first time. Before that, the only airports to earn the top rating of five stars were in Asia: Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokio-Haneda. They were joined in January 2017 by Doha Airport. Munich has now successfully defended its title: Experts from the Skytrax Institute returned to scrutinize the quality of the services and the overall passenger experience and once again awarded Munich Airport the five-star seal of approval. The auditors' conclusion: Munich Airport not only maintained its outstanding quality, but actually improved on it.
Another big win for Munich Airport: The Bavarian hub has yet again been ranked number one among Europe's top airports in 2017. For the tenth time in the past 12 years, Munich Airport has been honored with the title of "Best Airport in Europe" in the World Airport Awards announced annually by Skytrax, a renowned aviation research firm based in London.
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