6. April 2023

Budapest Airport receives another high-level international rating

Ferenc Liszt International Airport has been awarded the international WELL Health-Safety Rating. The rating confirms that the airport operator is taking all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of passengers and staff. During the rating process, independent experts examined five focus areas at the passenger terminals (cleanliness, emergency preparedness, health, air and water quality, stakeholder involvement). Previously, only airports in the US and Canada had earned the rating.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating is designed to support business owners and operators in protecting the health of staff, visitors and other stakeholders. The inspection covers five areas: cleaning and sanitization procedures, emergency preparedness programs, health service resources, air and water quality management, stakeholder engagement and communication.

The process ends with the awarding of the WELL Health-Safety seal, which is a sign of a company’s commitment to the health and well-being of the visitors of the building it operates. The rating process is typically undertaken by office building and hotel operators, but Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is one of the first airports to have started the rating process, and has successfully obtained it for passenger and community areas. No European airport has previously been rated, only aerodromes in the US and Canada. 

“The airport terminals are a special area from a health and safety perspective, with more than 50,000 people passing through in a single day and with staff on duty 24 hours a day. Operating a busy facility like this, which accommodates people from many different places, requires a lot of attention and expertise, and in many cases, special equipment,” said László Eiszrich, Chief Technical Officer of Budapest Airport.

He added: “During the rating process, we had to meet strict criteria; in addition to the cleanliness of the terminals, air and water quality, the experts also examined the crisis resilience of Budapest Airport’s strategy, in the event of a possible emergency. I am proud that we passed the test, because it shows that our airport is completely safe.”

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