Quito airport received this accreditation for the first time in August 2020 and the present renewal will be valid until September 2022.

After an exhaustive evaluation, ACI considers not only that Mariscal Sucre airport complies with all sanitary recommendations, but has also demonstrated an important capacity to adapt biosecurity measures and protocols to the new characteristics of the pandemic to offer increased protection.

Ramón Miró, Quiport's chief executive, reiterated that this accreditation is very significant for the reactivation of air transport in the country. “We are aware that hygiene and health are two issues that we cannot neglect and that should be part of our strategy in the medium and long term. Air transport is one of the most regulated activities in the world and that has generated in us a culture of permanent self-evaluation. I congratulate the entire Quiport staff that has made it possible for us to have renewed the Airport Sanitary Accreditation until 2022”, he remarked.

The aspects evaluated in the program include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (when feasible and practical), protection of airport personnel, physical distribution, communication with passengers and passenger facilities.

All passenger areas and processes are considered, including access to the terminal, check-in areas, security control, boarding gates, lounges, retail stores, food and beverage outlets, boarding bridges, escalators and elevators, immigration control areas and facilities (in collaboration with authorities), baggage drop-off area and departure from the arrivals area.