Passengers need face masks at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports

Operator outlines a series of measures as airlines set to resume flights.

Passengers using Glasgow and Aberdeen airports have been asked to wear face coverings.

The airports’ staff will be provided personal protective equipment, including face masks, while protective screens have been introduced at check-in and security halls.

The measures are being introduced as a number of airlines prepare to relaunch domestic flights later this month.

AGS Airports, which owns and manages Glasgow and Aberdeen airports, said it had also enhanced its cleaning regimes, with a particular focus on the regular disinfecting of all hard surfaces.

The operator’s other additional measures include:

  • Passengers will be asked to observe safe, physical distancing wherever possible – floor markers are in place to support this measure.
  • The use of electrostatic fogging machines which disinfect surfaces within two minutes.
  • Passenger touchpoints, including security trays, treated with an antimicrobial product which kills germs and lasts for up to 30 days on surfaces.
  • Self-cleaning stations for trollies have been set-up in baggage halls.
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers installed throughout terminals.
  • Staff training on how to protect customers and colleagues against Covid-19.
  • Signage in place advising of the measures.

Any individual displaying symptoms of coronavirus has been asked not to travel to the airports.

Derek Provan, chief executive of AGS Airports, said: “Our airports have remained open throughout this pandemic to provide crucial lifeline services.

“During this time, we’ve worked closely with both the UK and Scottish governments, and their officials, to ensure we follow all health guidance.

“As the lockdown begins to ease and airlines start to confirm plans to restart domestic connectivity, it’s important we do everything we possibly can to keep our airports clean and safe for our staff and for our passengers.

“These measures, which are in place at all three of our airports, will ensure we help each other to travel safely through our terminals at a time when we are working to get our country and the economy moving again.”

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