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Boston Logan is the First U.S. Airport to Achieve Health Accreditation

On September 3, the Airport Council International (ACI) announced that Boston Logan International Airport is the first North American airport to be accredited under the Council’s Airport Health Accreditation program.

The program assists airports by assessing new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with a new set of recommendations by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Areas of assessment for accreditation include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.

All passenger areas and processes are considered including terminal access, check-in areas, security screening, boarding gates, lounges, retail, food and beverages, gate equipment such as boarding bridges, escalators and elevators, border control areas and facilities (in collaboration with authorities), baggage claim area and arrivals exit.

“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, North American airports have taken unprecedented steps to ensure the health and safety of passengers and airport workers,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “We are proud to recognize Boston Logan International Airport as the first U.S. and North American airport to achieve their Airport Health Accreditation. It further demonstrates the airport’s commitment to promoting health and safety as air travel begins to recover.”

About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports.

Boston Logan International Airport has non-stop service to 76 domestic and 58 international destinations and is among the most accessible airports in the nation. Logan Airport is only 2.6 miles from the BCEC and 5 miles from the Hynes, delivering the fastest airport to convention center travel time of any U.S. city. For more information on access to our convention centers, visit the Getting Around section of our website.

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