The Cheddi Jagan International Airport is pleased to announce the attainment of the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) from the Airports Council International, Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC). CJIA is the second airport in the Caribbean to obtain the accreditation. Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill said, this accreditation is testimony of the airport’s ongoing commitment in prioritizing health and safety measures for all travellers as well as employees, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said, “As we continue to battle against the Coronavirus, it is important that we restore confidence by assuring all, including the travelling public, that their health and safety remains our no.1 priority.” He also expressed gratitude to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Ministry of Health and all other stakeholders for their contributions towards this effort. Director General of ACI World, Luis Felipe de Oliveira said, after reviewing the health and safety measures, in place, at CJIA, ACI/AHA is confident that these efforts will succeed in achieving this common goal.
He said, “Your airport has shown that it is providing a safe airport experience for all travellers which is in line with the recommended health measures, established internationally”. The Airport Health Accreditation programme was launched in July, 2020 by the Airports Council International (ACI) to assist airports by assessing new health measures and procedures
introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This process, is especially important as it seeks to reassure the travelling public that the airport facilities remain safe and that precautions are being taken to reduce any risk to their health. The ACI Airport Health Accreditation programme, also provides airports with an assessment of how aligned their health measures are, when compared to the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) recommendations along with industry best practices.