Malaysia Airports continues its commitment in providing a safe and seamless journey for all
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Malaysia Airports continues to put their guests’ health and safety as one of their main priorities with the introduction of many health and safety measures to ensure that guests feel safe and have a seamless travelling journey.
As a result of Malaysia Airports’ commitment, KL International Airport (IATA Code: KUL) and Kuching International Airport (IATA Code: KCH) have achieved the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) by the Airports Council International (ACI).
Both airports have stringently implemented safety measures benchmarked against the global standards by the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force recommendations.
According to Malaysia Airports group chief executive officer Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, the accreditation is a testament to the airport operator’s continuous commitment to ensure the highest safety levels at its airports.
“We remain vigilant in ensuring airport safety so that passengers can continue to travel with peace of mind. We are constantly keeping abreast with new and emerging technology to enhance our safety protocols.
“Among the upcoming new features at KLIA this year, for instance, is the implementation of the single token initiative that leverages on facial recognition technology for a contactless passenger journey,” he said adding that this is part of Malaysia Airports’ contribution towards restoring air travel confidence and further accelerating its recovery.
Malaysia Airports’ Turkish asset, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (IATA Code: SAW) had received the same accreditation earlier this year. Penang International Airport (IATA Code: PEN), Kota Kinabalu International Airport (IATA Code: BKI), Langkawi International Airport (IATA Code: LGK) and Subang Airport (IATA Code: SZB) are following suit.
From the beginning of the pandemic, Malaysia Airports has implemented various safety measures including infrared thermal scanners, UV handrail sterilisers, counter-top sneeze guards, contactless body screening, physical distancing markers and frequent sanitisation around the terminal.
With the global accreditation, the premier airport operator hopes that guests will have a safe and seamless travelling experience in line with its aspiration to become a global airport group that champions connectivity and sustainability.