The Airports Council International (ACI) Health programme has certified Luxembourg Airport first in Central Europe and 11th worldwide for its COVID-19 preventive measures.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Luxembourg Airport has been an early adopter of the protective measures against the spread of coronavirus. Now the industry's association ACI has granted lux-Airport with the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme. The certification proves Luxembourg Airport's alignment with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations and industry best practices.

The protection of lux-Airport's passengers and staff's health and welfare has been a top priority from the beginning. The airport has implemented protective measures such as social distancing guidance, automated hand sanitisers and one of the first airport test stations since day one of the restart, as well as non-visible measures such as an air conditioning exchange with fresh air every 30 minutes and the adaptation of procedures.

The health certification AHA of the Airports Council International to lux-Airport serves to reassure passengers and staff using the airport's facilities and confirms that lux-Airport's efforts are harmonised with the industry's best practices and of professional excellence.

René Steinhaus, CEO lux-Airport, said: "The accreditation to the ACI Health programme is very important to us, especially since the ACI is providing the standard for airports and developing with them the best practice. I want to express my thanks and gratitude to ACI Europe and ACI International for the excellent cooperation in the COVID-19 crisis. Together we helped passengers to be reassured about air travel”.