Swine Flu update - 29-Apr-09: Abu Dhabi Airports Company
In response to the recent outbreak of swine flu in several countries globally, the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced (28-Apr-09) its full readiness to implement the emergency action plan, on advice from Abu Dhabi Department of Health.
In a meeting held today with key agencies and stakeholders, including Etihad Airways and other local and international carriers, ADAC discussed and agreed on the steps and measures to be taken to ensure coordinated implementation of its risk management plan, if and when advised by the health authorities.
According to Ahmad Al Haddabi, Senior Vice President of Airport Operations at ADAC, the plan is designed to minimize the risk associated with the virus across all Abu Dhabi airports, including Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports.
In line with the highest health and safety standards, ADAC has put in place all the required technologies and expertise on-site to assess potentially infected passengers, which if required, would be regulated by the Department of Health and other associated health authorities.
Haddabi says: "Readiness measures include isolating aircraft where necessary, dealing with high risk passengers or passengers found with high temperatures and directing them to designated areas for further assessment and observation".
ADAC will also co-ordinate with airlines and other parties on procedures to assist and provide information to the friends and relatives of passengers who may be affected.