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Fiumicino, the 10th of September, 2020 - Another important international recognition for Fiumicino airport in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. Skytrax, the international rating organization for airlines and airports worldwide, awarded the highest score of 5 stars to “Leonardo da Vinci” for the measures and protocols that it’s implemented.
Fiumicino airport is the first airport in the world to receive this certification, which it can add to its other certifications, which include the Rina Biosafety Trust Certification and the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (the international association representing more than 1,900 airports across the world) recently awarded to the capital's airports.
At the end of the investigation, where all the measures implemented at the Fiumicino terminals were audited, including the examination of numerous airport surfaces (seating, lifts, escalators, etc.), it was confirmed that the various anti-coronavirus measures had been successfully implemented by ADR, and that "the airport continues to provide a favourable impression of cleanliness, improving on the high standards recorded in 2019". The following protocols were particularly appreciated: the automatic "UV Clean Touch" sanitization of escalators and lifts, and body temperature monitoring, which takes place in less than 2 seconds thanks to the installation of around 100 latest generation thermo-scanners. Finally, Skytrax has endorsed the airport for its effective communication to passengers at the terminal, through the installation of a large number of totems and messages on digital monitors, facilitating all boarding procedures. In this way, all boarding procedures have been optimized, from entering the terminal through to boarding at the gate, taking place quickly without delays or problems. In conclusion, in the eyes of Skytrax, Fiumicino airport "is implementing all necessary measures to provide a clean and safe environment".
"We're really pleased with this new recognition - said ADR's CEO, Marco Troncone - because once again, it shows the effort that we’ve taken as a company during this emergency, going beyond the protocols imposed by government by implementing further measures, ensuring that preventive measures are applied in the most thorough ways possible, which in turn, enables the capital’s airports to continue operating in conditions of maximum safety as they get busier and busier with more flights".
"Fiumicino Airport - said Skytrax CEO, Edward Plaisted - has done an excellent job in applying the COVID-19 protocols, which ensure a safe environment for passengers and airport staff. Solid, sound procedures have been implemented so as to ensure hand hygiene, social distancing and a high level of attention to cleaning and sanitation of the terminals. For these reasons too, Fiumicino airport is the first airport in the world to receive the COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating".
Aeroporti di Roma, an Atlantia Group Company, manages and develops the Fiumicino and Ciampino airports in Rome and carries out other activities related and complementary to airport management. Fiumicino operates through two passenger terminals. It is dedicated to business and leisure clients on national, international and intercontinental routes. Ciampino is primarily used by low-cost airlines, by express couriers, and for General Aviation operations. In 2019, the ADR airport system registered 49.4 million passengers, with over 240 destinations across the world that can be accessed from Rome thanks to around 100 airlines operating in the two airports. In 2019, the Airports Council International Europe awarded Leonardo da Vinci with the “Best Airport 2018”. For the second year in a row, Fiumicino has been confirmed as the top-ranked of 20 European airports with over 25 million passengers for its quality of service, technological innovation, and the efficiency of its infrastructure. This adds to the “Airport Service Quality” award granted to the Leonardo da Vinci airport in 2019, for the second year in a row, by the Airports Council International World as the most appreciated airport in Europe amongst hubs with more than 40 million passengers. ADR’s management skills have also been confirmed during 2019 by the awards received from Skytrax, the main international society for the rating and evaluation of the airport sector, which verified that Fiumicino achieved 4 Skytrax stars in 2017.
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