Sri Lanka’s main international airport receives health and safety certification from ACI
Sri Lanka’s main international airport, the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, has reportedly been certified as having complied to internationally recognized health and safety measures by the Airports Council International (ACI), which is an industry body representing world airports.
“We are certified as a safe airport by ACI airport health accreditation programme,” Shehan Sumanasekara, Director-Operations, Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) has been quoted as saying in the local media.
“Only 197 airports have been accredited from the 1200 international airports around the world,” he has said.
Sri Lanka’s Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) too will get an accreditation soon, he has added.
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.
The health and safety certification received by Sri Lanka’s main international airport would definitely encourage tourists as well as foreign business travellers to visit Sri Lanka and explore opportunities. Sri Lanka’s geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean and the many trade agreements as well as trade concessions enjoyed by the country have made it a business hub in the South Asian region. Also, Sri Lanka’s ongoing development programme covering all key economic sectors has expanded business/investment opportunities in the country.
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