London Stansted says it has become one of the first airports in the UK to receive CAA recognition for measures implemented across the airport to make it Covid secure, as it prepares for the return of passengers in the coming weeks.
Stansted, assisted by the CAA and Public Health England, states it has established and maintained a range of Covid-secure activities to meet international guidance on measures set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The CAA assessment looks at compliance with guidance on general hygiene, cleaning, masks and face coverings, health screening and declarations, the mental health and well-being of employees and passengers, and specific steps for passengers with reduced mobility.
Stansted notes it is the first UK airport to receive the official assurance recognition outside of the three British participants in the pilot scheme: East Midlands Airport, Heathrow and British Airways.
“This recognition is great testament and credit to the hard work of our teams across the business to keep our passengers and colleagues safe, and ensure we’re ready for the restart of international travel in the coming weeks,” said airport MD Steve Griffiths. “We can’t wait to welcome back our passengers, and this accreditation and recognition should provide them with confidence and reassurance that we have done all we can to make them feel safe while at the airport.”