Sharjah Airport obtains International Health Accreditation Certificate for second year in a row

posted on 6th January 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Sharjah Airport obtains International Health Accreditation Certificate for second year in a row

By Emirates News Agency

In recognition of its efforts to provide a safe experience for travelers, Sharjah Airport has succeeded in obtaining the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) certificate, issued by the Airports Council International (ACI), for the second year in a row.

It is the first airport in the United Arab Emirates and the seventh in the Middle East to achieve this.

Sharjah Airport first obtained the certificate in December 2020.

Having met the ACI’s requirements and having fulfilled the recommendations of the Aviation Sector Revitalisation Team (CART) of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the airport was again awarded the certificate for 2021.

This came after reviewing the evidence submitted and evaluating the airport’s health measures and the application thereof to operations. As part of the process, Sharjah Airport’s health and safety measures across all its facilities, including the lounge access areas, passport and check-in areas, security checks, stairs, elevators, boarding gates, and parking areas, were evaluated.

Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority said: “We are pleased to receive this prestigious international accreditation for the second year in a row.

“It is in line with our efforts to achieve the vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to enhance the emirate’s position as a destination which values the health of its residents and visitors, and which provides a safe experience and pioneering services to travelers in line with the recommendations of the Airports Council International.”

He added: “Sharjah Airport is keen to implement health procedures and measures of the highest standard to maintain public health and safety.

“In addition, it makes a continuous effort, in cooperation with strategic partners, to maintain the safety of travellers, customers, and employees, especially during the unprecedented circumstances related to COVID-19.”

Sharjah Airport Authority continues to strengthen its preventative measures, from the comprehensive sterilisation of all airport buildings, lounges, facilities, devices, luggage trolleys, gates, planes, and corridors leading to them and passenger buses, to the provision of easily accessible sanitising materials to all airport users and workers.