The safety and well-being of passengers and the airport community are of the utmost importance to Fraport Brasil. And they gained even more special attention in the current pandemic. On May 26th and 27th, the Fortaleza Airport Passenger Terminal underwent disinfection efforts. The cleaning operation was carried out by approximately 50 military personnel of the Brazilian Army at the check-in area, departure and arrival lounges, baggage carousels, food courts, and offices used by federal agencies. The process lasted about 5 hours and was performed at night, from 11 pm to 4 am, as those are quieter times, which makes cleaning easier and the use of chemicals safer.
“We are doing our best and following all guidelines of the health and regulatory bodies in order to offer passengers a comfortable and adequate environment. And we thank the teams that came to add to our efforts to take care of the Fortaleza Airport Passenger Terminal,” said Andreea Pal, president of Fraport Brasil.
In addition to the usual cleaning and sanitation routine, which has been stepped up, complementary actions have been taken by the airport administrator since the beginning of the pandemic. Signs emphasizing the Brazilian health authorities’ recommendations, such as face masks, and safe distance markers have been posted. Additionally, sound and video warnings about Covid-19 prevention and symptoms are being broadcast throughout the Terminal. Hand sanitizers were also placed in busy areas, a quarantine room was set aside for suspected cases, the medical center was made available to attend to public health emergencies, and thermal scanning of passengers arriving at the airport was implemented in partnership with the Health Department of the State of Ceará.
All of these actions aim to provide a clean, well-signposted environment and contribute to containing the spread of Covid-19 and support passengers so that they can decide when to travel. Air travel health is a priority for the entire aviation industry. According to the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), 99.7% of the air particles circulating in the aircraft cabin are filtered every 3 minutes. This is possible thanks to the HEPA air filter system, which is present in most modern aircraft and prevents the spread of the Coronavirus on flights. For more information on travel during the pandemic, passengers can access the booklet produced by ANAC and available on the airport’s website (https://fortaleza-airport.com.br).