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November 10th, 2021 | Related To: Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
The aviation industry has been significantly impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Authority however, has shown resilience and has used innovation to adapt to this evolving space. During the period of border closure at our airports, we continued to facilitate sustained cargo operations, repatriation flights, helicopter movements that service the oil and gas sector, improved airport infrastructure and additional investments in airport concessions.
The Authority continues to work in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts and the Ministry’s implementation agency, Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL), as well as, the Tobago House of Assembly’s, Tobago Tourism Agency, to increase airlift into destination Trinidad and Tobago. In November 2021, KLM Royal Dutch Airline commenced the route Amsterdam – Barbados – Trinidad – Amsterdam (AMS-BGI-POS-AMS). KLM is a Skytrax 4-star rated airline which operates an extensive network which includes services within Europe and to Asia, Africa, North America, Central and South America, and the Middle East. This route will allow us to build a market in Europe and undoubtedly assist with ongoing tourism efforts.
Further to this, the Authority has continued to work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, supporting agencies and stakeholders, to ensure the safety of our employees, passengers and airport users. We have been able to continue operations at our airports during this unprecedented time via the implementation of a suite of COVID-19 mitigating measures throughout our processes.
Our COVID-19 response systems have helped us to achieve accreditation through the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) Programme. The ACI’s AHA programme, provides airports with an official assessment of how aligned their health and safety protocols and procedures, introduced as a result of the pandemic, are in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations.
Both the Piarco and ANR Robinson International Airports provide an essential service to the nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Airports worldwide are catalysts for economic growth, and the Authority is making every effort to instill confidence in our customers as they return to travel. As we continue to rebuild, we look forward to the aviation, tourism and other downstream industries realising their potential, to substantially contribute to strong, national, economic growth and recovery.
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Authority”) is responsible for the management of the international airports in Trinidad and Tobago – Piarco International Airport (POS) in Trinidad and ANR Robinson International Airport (TAB) in Tobago.
Tel: 669-AATT (2288)
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