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COVID-19 Airport Rating validates hygiene standards


By Peter Miller, Skytrax

London, United Kingdom: Airports worldwide have put in place a series of new and enhanced health and safety measures to reduce risk and permit a safe restart of business following the COVID-19 shut-downs, and it is clear that airport operators must demonstrate their commitment to hygiene excellence to enhance customer and staff safety, and to inspire confidence.

Skytrax COVID-19 Airport Rating is a detailed independent study, testing and evaluation of terminal cleanliness and hygiene standards. It provides a clear assessment of cleaning effectiveness, highlighting actual or potential contamination sources to ensure that an airport’s cleanliness and hygiene standards are complying with stringent requirements.

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax: “Whilst airports across the world have introduced new cleaning techniques, standards and other measures to create a safer environment for their customers and staff, our COVID-19 Airport Rating uses an independent, professional and open assessment of prevailing standards. Assessing over 400 hygiene factors in a typical airport travel sequence, our hygiene analysis provides independent verification of hygiene standards to offer another layer of reassurance to customers. Our audit processes have always placed primary importance on standards of cleanliness across an airport, and in response to the current worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, we provide this additional validation through the COVID-19 Airport Audit.

This includes testing of airport facility cleaning procedures and consistency, front line contact points relating to hygiene and cleanliness, social distancing policies and implementation, the standard and use of staff personal protective equipment, and scientific validation of cleanliness and disinfection processes for the end-to-end customer journey through the airport.

With over 30 years’ experience conducting airport audits, Skytrax has a unique skill set and knowledge of airport operations to deliver a high standard of care, honesty and attention for airport hygiene testing, analysis and hygiene rating.

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By Skytrax

Skytrax, the International air transport rating organisation, was established in 1989, and is based in London, UK. The World Airline and Airport Star Rating programme classifies airlines and airports by the quality of product and staff service standards.

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