Boston Logan First North American Airport to Achieve Health Accreditation

WASHINGTON – Boston Logan International Airport, operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), is the first North American airport to be accredited under the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation program.

“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.”

ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation program assists airports by assessing new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force recommendations. Areas of assessment for accreditation include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.

“Air travel is a key driver for a global economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Boston Logan international Airports’ achievement in being accredited through ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation program will promote the harmonization of health measures and facilitate the recovery of aviation,” said ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira. “This achievement demonstrates to passengers, staff, regulators, and governments that Boston Logan is prioritizing health and safety in a measurable, established manner while also validating their own measures and processes.”

The Airport Health Accreditation program is also consistent with the recommendations and industry priorities put forward by ACI-NA’s Airport Industry Recovery Advisory Panel in June 2020.  As the report recommends, the restart and recovery of the aviation sector will require a consistent and harmonized approach with clear industry standards and good practices.  More airports adopting the Airport Health Accreditation program is a concrete step airports can take to reaffirm their commitment to health and safety.



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. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at