Hamad International Airport (HIA) has received a certification from British Standards Institution (BSI) for its implementation of aviation health and safety protocols related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). That came following successful audits for compliance to standards established by International Civil Aviation Organization Civil Aviation Recovery Taskforce (ICAO CART). Thus, HIA has become the first entity in the world to receive this certification.
HIA received the certification during an official ceremony. The ceremony was attended by HE Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Jon Wilks, Her Majesty's British Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Mr. Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al Subaey, President of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Engineer Badr Mohammed Al Meer, HIA's Chief Operation Officer and Mr. Jamal Dalli, Business Development Manager at BSI. A number of officials from Qatar Company for Airports Management and Operation (MATAR) also attended the ceremony.
This significant achievement marks the State of Qatar as the first country in the world to be verified by BSI for its COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol Implementation. This is also a testament to the efforts made by HIA, Qatar's gate to the world, and these efforts have successfully helped in restoring passengers' confidence and boosting air travel, even in the toughest time.
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