Airports Council International, ACI, has designated both George Bush Intercontinental, IAH, and William P. Hobby, HOU, airports as safe and secure airports for the traveling public.
ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation program recognizes airports around the world for prioritizing health and safety measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Houston’s airports are the first in Texas to be given this accreditation. To become accredited, ACI conducts an assessment to determine how aligned an airport’s health measures are with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines, ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations and industry best practices. The program is open to all ACI member airports of all sizes and in all regions.
The accreditation is an important endorsement of Houston Airports’ FlySafe Houston program, which launched at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. FlySafe Houston offers a detailed commitment to new safety measures to safeguard a healthy airport experience. Priorities include mask and face covering requirements for all Houston Airports employees, touchless kiosks at select airline ticketing counters, facial comparison technology at select international departing gates and all immigration entry points, deep cleanings, social distancing markers in queues, safety shields, additional installment of hand sanitizer stations, increased frequency of air filter replacements and public announcements and signage to promote good hygiene and social distancing.
Houston Airports continues to innovate and update its safety measures to keep the public and airport community safe. For more information on FlySafe Houston click here.