Nov 28, 2020 / 18:29

Hanoi int’l airport secures Airport Health Accreditation certificate

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi's int’l airport has applied safety protocl to its operations and check-in procedures at the airport to make the airport safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi was awarded the international Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) certificate on November 27 for implementing a high level of screening measures to ensure increased safety of passengers, Kinh te & Do thi reported.

According to Airports Council International (ACI), Noi Bai International Airport has applied safety protocol to its operations and check-in procedures at the airport to make the airport safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 The quarantine and prevention of Covid-19 at Noi Bai international airport has been done well for the past time. Photo: Le Thanh/

The airport has also increased the frequency of cleaning and launched a major educational campaign among passengers and employees on the pandemic. Its long-term efforts have now borne fruit with the international ACI Airport Health Accreditation, which proves that the set protection measures work, eliminate travel risks and thus increases the flight safety operation of the airport.

The accreditation certificate shows that the set measures, processes and individual steps applied at Noi Bai International Airport meet the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Airports Council International (ACI).

To reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 among workers, the airport has launched an effective system for contact tracing. Thanks to the system efficiency, even in the worst moments of the epidemiological situation throughout Vietnam, it has been possible to avoid risky contacts of employees at the airport.

Some of the requirements for obtaining the certificate were photo documentation of protective measures and examples of used online and offline communication channels. Based on the provided information, ACI experts subsequently performed a final audit.

They also evaluated the individual aspects of the whole passenger journey such as the requirements for keeping a safe distance, wearing protective face masks, the cleaning processes and more. The complete approach of the airport on the safety of passengers and employees was also analyzed, as well as its adherence to the applicable legislation.

“We appreciate the careful preparation of Noi Bai International Airport in complying with a series of measures and standards that we set out in the AHA assessment program. This is the only program coordinated by ICAO and all participants have to go through a really hard work process,” said Mr. Antoine Rostworowski, permanent vice president in charge of ACI’s commercial services.

Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam Dinh Viet Thang stressed that the AHA certificate is not only a recognition of ACI but also a recognition of the international community for Airports Corporation of Vietnam and the State authorities in carrying out effective measures to ensure safety against the Covid-19 pandemic.