Brussels to pilot EASA Covid-19 measures

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Brussels Airport has been selected as one of 10 pilot airports and organizations for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) charter to help operations return to normal.

The EASA charter promotes operational guidelines for airlines and airports to help air travel recover within the EU and with the rest of the world.

Guidelines include working with relevant authorities, monitoring measures put in place, collecting data to improve measures and providing feedback to identify best practices.

Brussels Airport Company is one of seven airport operators, along with Spain’s AENA, Athens International Airport, Frankfurt Airport’s operator Fraport, Milan airport operator SEA Aeroporti di Milano, Aeroport Nice Cote d’Azur and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport.

Aegean Airlines, easyJet and Wizz Air are the three airlines to have signed the charter so far.

At Brussels Airport, body temperatures of passengers are being checked with thermal cameras before travelers enter the departures terminal. Arriving passengers will be checked with a mobile body temperature monitoring unit.

Social distancing must be observed – stickers and posters are in place across the airport stating this – and additional queuing barriers will be set up in the terminal.

Hand sanitizers have been placed in the terminal and Brussels Airport has also increased cleaning and disinfection throughout the terminal.

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