Sri Lanka airport gets international health safety certification

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s main international airport in Katunayake has been certified as having complied to internationally recognized health and safety measures by Airports Council International (ACI) an industry body representing world airports, an official said.

“We are certified as a safe airport by ACI airport health accreditation programme,” Shehan Sumanasekara, Director-Operations, Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) said.

“Only 197 airports have been accredited from the 1200 international airports around the world,”

Sri Lanka’s Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) too will get an accreditation soon, he said

The certificate was issued on January 11, 2021 to the Bandaranaike International Airport and will expire in 2022.

The accreditation acknowledged that the airport was in line with International Civil Aviation Organization’s Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and ACI’s Aviation Business Restart and Recovery Guidelines. (Colombo/Jan13/2021)

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