Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport receives Airport Health Accreditation from the ACI
Belgrade, January 22, 2021 - Airport Council International (ACI) recently granted Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA), to reward the exceptionally thorough sanitary measures put in place at the airport in order to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a complete evaluation of the implemented prevention and sanitary measures, the ACI rewarded Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport efforts based on a scrupulous observation of the processes of cleaning and disinfecting the site, social distancing markings, strategic organization of terminal space and passenger and public prevention measures awareness communication campaigns.
The corpus of health measures set up at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is part of a bigger sanitary measures campaign organized by VINCI Airports throughout its whole 45 airports network, “Protecting Each Other”, itself based on COVID-19 health recommendations issued by the World Health Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and local health regulations. This accreditation complements the other health accreditations obtained by VINCI Airports on its international network.
Belgrade Airport CEO, Francois Berisot stated: “We have always been fully dedicated to make the passengers’ protection and safety our priority, which is crucial nowadays more than ever. This accreditation shows our commitment to maintaining safe operations, and to reassure the travelling public that all the necessary prevention measures at the airport are in place.”
The AHA accreditation as an international program has been created in order to reward the airports for their efforts to create a safe transit space for all and their commitment to a high-quality service. Furthermore, this recognition will reinforce customers’ trust in traveling again, by guaranteeing a robust health protocol for them.
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport joins Airport Carbon Accreditation programme
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport joins Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program and achieves Level 1 certificate on November 23 thus recognizing the airport’ efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
This certification is the first result of the new environmental strategy developed in Belgrade airport since it joined VINCI Airports’ network in 2018. By applying ACA certification on all its airports worldwide, VINCI Airports commits to decarbonizing aviation on a global level. The environmental strategy developed at Belgrade airport will also comply with VINCI Airports’ commitments to halve water consumption per passenger, zero pesticide use, zero waste to landfill and halve CO2 gross emissions by 2030 and reach zero net emissions by 2050.
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As part of the extension and modernization of Belgrade airport, VINCI Airports has planned numerous investments to reduce carbon emissions: replacement of the heavy fuel oil boiler room with a natural gas boiler room, coupled with a tri-generation unit, replacement of the lighting with LED, and the construction of a 1 MWp solar farm.
Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) is the only international program to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions specific to airports. This independent and voluntary program uses internationally recognized methodologies to assess an airport’s commitments towards a better managing its carbon emissions. Once authenticated, these commitments are then officially acknowledged through the award of one of the program’s 6 levels of certification: Mapping, Reduction, Optimization, Neutrality, Transformation and Transition.