Velana International Airport (VIA) has received the Airport Health Accreditation Certificate for the 2nd time from Airport Council International (ACI). The certificate was awarded due to the continuous effort by VIA ensuring health and safety measures during the COVID-19 Pandemic era.
In a special letter sent by the Director General of ACI World Mr. Luis Felipe de Oliveira and the Director General of ACI Asia- Pacific Mr. Stefano Baronci to Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) extended congratulations to the team at VIA for maintaining the accreditation of ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme. They said VIA has demonstrated an admirable continuation of its efforts to provide a safe airport experience for all travelers which is in line with the recommended health measures established in the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines, and also ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) Recommendations.
VIA achieved the certification by completing a tight assessment in accordance with ICAO CART recommendations along with the industry best practices.
Adhering to the international health guidelines established by International Aviation institutions, the first ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation Certification was awarded on September 2020 as the 2nd Airport from Asia Pacific Region and 12th from the world.