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Indianapolis airport receives certification for COVID safety procedures

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INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — The Indianapolis International Airport has received an industry designation for its efforts to keep travelers and staff healthy and safe during the pandemic.

The airport has been certified by the Airports Council International with its Airport Health Accreditation. IAA is one of only eight airports in the U.S. to receive the designation.

The program assesses an airport’s compliance with new health measures and procedures, which include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, passenger communications and facilities.

“This designation is significant among airports, and it is a testament to our employees who have worked diligently since the pandemic emerged to help keep the airport clean and as safe as possible for the traveling public,” said Keith Berlen, IAA senior director of operations and public safety. “They are among the heroes in this unprecedented time.”

The airport industry has been severely impacted by travel restrictions stemming from the pandemic. IAA Executive Director Mario Rodriquez wants holiday travelers who pass through Indianapolis’ airport to feel assured of its safety.

“With airlines offering low airfares right now, some travelers will look to take advantage of those opportunities over the holiday season,” said Mario Rodriguez, IAA executive director. “We want them to know about this unique designation, and that when they are traveling through our airport, our dedicated staff is doing everything possible to ensure their health and safety.”

Learn more about IAA’s safety precautions by clicking here.