Belfast International airport, a member of the Vinci Airports network, has been awarded a health accreditation certificate from the Airport Councils International (ACI).

The award recognises best practice in relation to Covid-19 health and hygiene measures and evaluates areas such as cleaning, disinfection, distancing, staff protection, passenger communications and passenger facilities.

These measures are part of the ‘Protecting each other’ campaign from Vinci Airports for all the airports in its international network.

The measures are based on hygiene recommendations issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Graham Keddie (pictured), managing director at Belfast International, said: “The health and safety of our passengers and staff is of paramount importance. This accreditation demonstrates that our team have put important and effective measures in place throughout the terminal to ensure that passengers can travel safely.

“Once passengers arrive, they can immediately feel reassured at the airport. This accreditation will be key in building consumer confidence as restrictions begin to ease in the coming months.”

Safety measures include hand-sanitising stations in the terminal, handwashing facilities, clear markings throughout to guide social distancing and mandatory face coverings.