Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport receives 2020 airport service quality (ASQ) awards from ACI
Belgrade, March 1, 2021 – Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport – operated by VINCI Airports – has been recognized by Airports Council International (ACI) in the 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award program as the best airport in Europe in two categories: one of the Best Airport by Size and Region (5 to 15 million passengers per year) and Best hygiene measures by Region (Europe). The Hygiene award is a new award and the airport was recognised along with several other European airports in this new category.
Belgrade airport is one of the seven airports from VINCI Airports network that were recognized by their customers for their exceptional experience in 2020 and were awarded by the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program. The latest is the world’s leading airport passenger satisfaction benchmark, representing their voice worldwide, with close to 400 airports participating across 95 countries. These awards represent the highest possible accolades for airport operators and are an opportunity to celebrate the commitment of airports worldwide to continuously improve passenger experience.
”Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Airport Nikola Tesla has managed to collect two quartile ASQ surveys from our customers. These awards confirm our commitment to listening to our customers and maintaining quality service and safe operations especially during these trying circumstances. Improving airport and service experience will remain our focus for our passengers and all airport customers.” said Belgrade Airport CEO Francois Berisot.
Safety and passenger experience are indeed at the heart of Belgrade airport’s commitment, which benefits from VINCI Airports’ global network and expertise in keeping up to the highest international standards, as well as dedicated, hardworking and highly adaptable local teams.
As such, Belgrade Airport was recently awarded by ACI on health and environmental issues with the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) and the first level of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA). Additionally, Belgrade Airport has successfully completed the recertification process in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 - Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management System, and has, for the first time, been certified according to ISO 45001: 2018 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System, thus recognizing the commitment to the high level of quality services, continuous improvement of environmental protection and dedication to providing a safe and efficient working environment.
Successfully completed the recertification process in accordance with ISO
BELGRADE AIRPORT has successfully completed the recertification process in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 - Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management System, and has, for the first time, been certified according to ISO 45001: 2018 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
The Certification according to the stated standards recognizes the commitment of the company and all the employees to high level of quality services, continuous improvement of environmental protection and dedication to providing a safe and efficient working environment.
The certificates are valid until 2024, and in the course of the next 3 years, their validity will be maintained through annual audits.
The certification was performed by Bureau Veritas (French certification house) licensed for ISO certification, which certifies other airports in France belonging to the VINCI Airports network.
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport receives Airport Health Accreditation from the ACI
Belgrade, January 22, 2021 - Airport Council International (ACI) recently granted Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA), to reward the exceptionally thorough sanitary measures put in place at the airport in order to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a complete evaluation of the implemented prevention and sanitary measures, the ACI rewarded Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport efforts based on a scrupulous observation of the processes of cleaning and disinfecting the site, social distancing markings, strategic organization of terminal space and passenger and public prevention measures awareness communication campaigns.
The corpus of health measures set up at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is part of a bigger sanitary measures campaign organized by VINCI Airports throughout its whole 45 airports network, “Protecting Each Other”, itself based on COVID-19 health recommendations issued by the World Health Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and local health regulations. This accreditation complements the other health accreditations obtained by VINCI Airports on its international network.
Belgrade Airport CEO, Francois Berisot stated: “We have always been fully dedicated to make the passengers’ protection and safety our priority, which is crucial nowadays more than ever. This accreditation shows our commitment to maintaining safe operations, and to reassure the travelling public that all the necessary prevention measures at the airport are in place.”
The AHA accreditation as an international program has been created in order to reward the airports for their efforts to create a safe transit space for all and their commitment to a high-quality service. Furthermore, this recognition will reinforce customers’ trust in traveling again, by guaranteeing a robust health protocol for them.
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport joins Airport Carbon Accreditation programme
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport joins Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program and achieves Level 1 certificate on November 23 thus recognizing the airport’ efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
This certification is the first result of the new environmental strategy developed in Belgrade airport since it joined VINCI Airports’ network in 2018. By applying ACA certification on all its airports worldwide, VINCI Airports commits to decarbonizing aviation on a global level. The environmental strategy developed at Belgrade airport will also comply with VINCI Airports’ commitments to halve water consumption per passenger, zero pesticide use, zero waste to landfill and halve CO2 gross emissions by 2030 and reach zero net emissions by 2050.
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As part of the extension and modernization of Belgrade airport, VINCI Airports has planned numerous investments to reduce carbon emissions: replacement of the heavy fuel oil boiler room with a natural gas boiler room, coupled with a tri-generation unit, replacement of the lighting with LED, and the construction of a 1 MWp solar farm.
Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) is the only international program to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions specific to airports. This independent and voluntary program uses internationally recognized methodologies to assess an airport’s commitments towards a better managing its carbon emissions. Once authenticated, these commitments are then officially acknowledged through the award of one of the program’s 6 levels of certification: Mapping, Reduction, Optimization, Neutrality, Transformation and Transition.