Rome’s Fiumicino Airport is world’s first to earn 5-star ‘COVID-19’ security score
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The Rome-Fiumicino Worldwide Airport (FCO), also referred to as the Leonardo Da Vinci Worldwide Airport, has grow to be the primary on the planet to earn a “COVID-19 5-star airport score” from Skytrax, a U.Ok.-based airport and airline assessment agency.
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“The COVID-19 programs and procedures put in place throughout Rome Fiumicino Airport are assembly a rigorous customary, and Skytrax verified the frontline success of the implementation for maintaining airport workers and clients secure,” reported Skytrax, which might be finest recognized for its annual airline rankings, in a media launch.
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Particularly, Skytrax lauded Fiumicino Airport for consolidating all arriving and departing flights to Terminal C, the place auditors for Skytrax noticed “well-enforced” social distancing and masks insurance policies, which have been communicated with “efficient signage” and enforced by a “Bio-Security crew” of 40 individuals.
Cleansing workers have been additionally visibly current in customer-facing areas, Skytrax reported. The airport can be reported to be testing new UV disinfection strategies at buyer touchpoints.
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“Rome Fiumicino Airport has carried out a superb job in delivering COVID-19 protocols that allow a secure setting for purchasers and workers,” wrote Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted. “Within the core areas of hand hygiene and social distancing the airport has strong procedures in place, and importantly, that is being strengthened by a high-level of consideration to terminal sanitization at high-contact factors. It’s the consistency of those measures that can be notable, and that is a vital issue behind Rome Fiumicino Airport being the primary airport on the planet to obtain the COVID-19 5-Star Airport Score.”
Along with the requirements Skytrax noticed, the Fiumicino Airport had additionally organized a drive-through testing middle in an on-site parking zone, for the testing of vacationers coming back from higher-risk nations.
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Skytrax, in the meantime, has up to now solely launched its rankings for a handful of European airports. Dozens extra throughout the continent are pending, whereas critiques for airports in North America, the Center East, Asia, Africa and South America are deliberate within the coming months.
Other than Fiumicino, Skytrax launched its rankings for London’s Heathrow Airport, Spain’s Málaga Costa del Sol Airport, and the Good Côte d’Azur Airport in France, all of which earned three stars from Skytrax, indicating “a median customary of airport cleanliness and upkeep procedures.”