Nnamdi Azikiwe, Port Harcourt Airports Get Health Accreditation For Safe Travel

Two Nigerian international airports have been granted the Health Accreditation Certificate for Safe Travel granted by the Airports Council International under the Airport Health Accreditation Programme.

The ACI programme provides airports with an assessment of how aligned their health measures are with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations along with industry best practices.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Friday named the ports to be Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

FAAN said, “ACI World has accredited two of Nigeria’s International Airports, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa in its Airports Council International Airport Health Accreditation Programme.”  

The accreditation follows the airports commitment to prioritising health and safety measures in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force.

ACI said, “This certification recognises your airport’s commitment to prioritizing health and safety measures in accordance with  International Civil Aviation Organization Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations and in alignment with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines along with industry best practice.”

ACI also said the accreditation would last till December 11, 2022.

According to ACI, the health programme enables airports to validate their own measures throughout their facilities and processes.

It also reassures the passengers using the airport’s facilities of their safety level and promotes best practices and aligns efforts across the industry.

The health programme also ensures harmonization between ICAO global guidance and industry implementation.