EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Evansville Regional Airport is the first airport in Indiana, and the sixth in the nation, to receive an industry-approved global health accreditation.
The accreditation means EVV h is maintaining safe and hygienic facilities.
Nate Hahn, EVV Executive Director, said this just reaffirms how EVV continues going above and beyond to ensure the health, safety and overall peace of mind of the traveling public.
“It’s a pretty big deal for an airport our size to be leading the way. We’re pretty excited about that. Similar to the work we’ve done with the solar project, it’s something you don’t see with an airport our size. It’s a world-class experience we’re trying to provide here, and we’re proud of that,” Hahn said.
The Airports Council International opened up this new accreditation process at the end of July.
“We immediately jumped on it. We think we’re doing a great job, but it’s always nice to have someone vet your processes and all of the hard work our employees are putting into it,” Hahn said.
The process took a couple of months as the ACI Airport Health Accreditation program assessed EVV’s compliance with new COVID-19 health measures and procedures.
The areas of assessment include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.
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As part of the accreditation, EVV will complete an ongoing self-assessment and quality assurance to ensure a cycle of continuous improvement, as situations and requirements evolve.
“We try to be cutting edge and try to create that peace of mind for our passengers, and kudos to our employees and our staff that are doing their part to keep our passengers and themselves safe,” Hahn said.
“It’s that peace of mind and that reassurance to our passengers that they can come back when they’re ready. And I think this is a good step in that. They can see that this has been vetted by secondary sources.”
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