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London Southend Airport completes ICAO CART Scheme demonstrating Covid safety

London Southend Airport has successfully completed the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Aviation Recovery Taskforce (CART) ‘Take-Off’ Guidance for Air Travel. 

The work of the ICAO CART is aimed at providing practical, aligned guidance to governments and industry operators in order to restart the international air transport sector and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 on a coordinated global basis.

Measures are based around three key considerations; 

  • Remain Focused on Fundamentals: Safety, Security, and Efficiency
  • Promote Public Health and Confidence among Passengers, Aviation Workers, and the General Public
  • Recognize Aviation as a Driver of Economic Recovery 

Following an on-site visit to London Southend Airport in July, the CAA and Public Health England determined that the airport has implemented the guidance material successfully completing the scheme.

Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport, “Throughout the challenges of the pandemic, London Southend Airport has maintained its priority on safety. Investments into new covid safety measures were added in Summer 2020 and these procedures remain in place to protect passengers and employees whilst the industry recovers. 

We are proud to confirm that the airport has completed the ICAO CART Assurance Scheme and would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated employees who have worked tirelessly throughout this challenging time.” 

About London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019. 

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities. The terminal has its own railway station, less than 100 paces from the main entrance, with up to six trains an hour at peak times to central London, taking just 52 minutes to Liverpool Street and 43 minutes from Stratford. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.