Immediate solutions to deal with the health emergency
Managing the emergency in the best possible way
Right from the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, SEA management set up a crisis unit tasked with developing immediate actions as the pandemic evolves, with the goal of providing the best possible response to the emergency our airports are experiencing, while devising practical solutions to curb economic damage. In addition to this, SEA has set up a think tank to identify possible post-pandemic scenarios and reorganise air travel accordingly after Covid-19.
What will it be like to fly after the emergency? Surely, the top priority for each passenger will be health safety. Operational procedures are already in place to guarantee contagion containment by ensuring compliance with passenger distancing requirements and wearing personal protection gear. Technology will probably play a key role in helping to speed up as much as possible all pre-flight operations, which will certainly take longer and be more complex than currently is the case.
Workplace: Strong focus on employee and passenger safety
Right from the start, SEA set to work to ensure maximum safety for passengers and airport staff alike.
Travellers are asked to comply with social distancing measures, while smart working has been promptly enabled for all administrative staff and health equipment is distributed to operational staff to contain the contagion.
In addition, day-to-day airport cleaning operations have been increased, as also has the use of specific machinery and products to ensure a thorough sanitisation of the areas with the largest influx of people.
Sanitisation of a Qatar Airways aircraft
Milano Malpensa, Italy’s strategic hub for the arrival of medical equipment and repatriation of fellow countrymen stranded abroad
Covid-19 has completely changed operations at Milan’s airports. Since June 15, Terminal 1 of Milan Malpensa has come back into operation after three months of closure and Terminal 2 has closed, the only airport infrastructure in Lombardy which, since March 16, has continued to constantly guarantee connections for passengers and the movement of goods within our country. Milan Linate airport is not yet operational. The move to Terminal 1 was necessary following the increase in flights offered by the airlines which, starting from 3 June, led to a slight recovery in traffic, which went from 3,000 passengers of the week from 6 to 12 April (-99.5%, negative historical record for the Lombard airport system), at 22.396 in the week from 1 to 7 June (-96.9%).
Sky Tg 24, Start, 15 June 2020
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