Two covid-safe awards for Newcastle International Airport
The North East’s largest airport has been given a clean bill of health for its COVID safety measures.
Newcastle International Airport is one of a small number in the UK to have been awarded an accreditation for meeting the international guidance on COVID safety measures set out by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Alongside the ICAO accreditation, the airport was also awarded COVID Compliant Assurance Scheme accreditation by Newcastle City Council.
Ben Alcott, international director at the Civil Aviation Authority said: “UK airlines and airports have already put in place significant measures to protect passengers during the pandemic.
"This new assurance scheme recognises the efforts of the industry, as well as playing a critical role in developing an international approach to COVID-security in aviation. It should also give consumers greater confidence that the right steps have been taken to make their flights and holidays COVID safe.”
Nick Jones, CEO of Newcastle International Airport said: “The safety of our passengers and staff is our number one priority and we have worked extremely hard to implement a Ten Point plan of COVID-19 safety measures across the terminal.
“We are delighted that our hard work has been recognised with two accreditations.
"With the reopening of international leisure travel we are very much looking forward to welcoming more passengers back.”
the ICAO accreditation came after industry and health experts looked at the airport’s compliance with general hygiene guidance, cleaning, masks and face coverings, and health screening mreasures.
The Newcastle City Council accreditation ensures businesses have all the reasonable measures in place to safeguard visitors and staff from COVID-19.