CJIA receives int’l health accreditation


The Cheddi Jagan International Airport has announced 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, reported the Department of Public Information.

Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill said, this accreditation is testimony of the airport’s ongoing commitment in prioritising health and safety measures for all travelers as well as employees, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.