IATA, ACI call for globally consistent testing as alternative to quarantine measure

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have made a joint call for a globally-consistent approach to testing international passengers as an alternative to quarantine measures. The global shut down of air transport as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions has had a catastrophic impact on employment. Some 4.8 million industry jobs have been lost or are under threat.  Governments must cooperate to remove quarantine restrictions and restart air travel. A systematic approach to COVID-19 testing will provide an effective way to give governments the…

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ACI, IATA call for governments to bear costs of public health measures

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by governments. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry and broader economy has halted aviation at global level, leading to multi-billion losses in revenue and traffic.  As the industry begins to restart and plan for a long-term, sustained recovery, the health and safety of passengers and staff remains the foremost priority for airports and airlines. The International…

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Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja wins 2018 ACI safety award

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has been chosen as “the best improved airport in safety” by Airports Council International, Africa region.  The airport emerged the winner of the category,  following an extensive evaluation process that considered entries from several other airports in Africa.  In a letter dated 13th September, 2018, addressed to Captain Rabiu Yadudu, director of Airport Operations of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria by Mr.  Ali Tounsi, Secretary General of ACI Africa, the body noted that despite fierce competition, NAIA’s infrastructure and processes were rated the…

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