In the face of the exceptional situation caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus, Aena launched its Operations Recovery Plan to guarantee the safety of both passengers and workers in the airport environment. In addition, it implemented more than 100 measures that meet the operational guidelines issued by the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) and other international and health (EASA/ECDC) recommendations.

You can find out all the details of the measures in place via the following link.

COVID-19 recommendations

In 2021, all 46 airports in the Aena network were certified by the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme. This accreditation recognises the airports’ commitment to the health measures adopted for employee and passenger safety. Among these measures, ACI certified extra cleaning and disinfection in facilities, control of maximum capacities and adaptations of several operational processes to the new reality.

What’s more, in 2021, six of Aena’s airports (Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de la Laguna) achieved the maximum of 5 stars in the "Covid-19 Safety Ratings" from the prestigious consulting firm Skytrax. In addition, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat and Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández airports received COVID-19 Airport Excellence Awards from Skytrax.