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Agencies Survey U.S. Airports to Ascertain COVID-19 Risk

The U.S. government is surveying U.S. air carrier airports and passenger airlines to ascertain the level of implementation of recommendations for protection of passengers and employees from the spread of COVID-19 in the air transportation system. 

Government agencies made these recommendations in, Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus, in July 2020.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in coordination with other U.S. Government agencies, is conducting the survey to assess the industry’s efforts to reduce transmission of the virus during travel, restore passenger confidence, and inform future Runway to Recovery updates. The results also may reveal barriers to implementation, successes, and additional measures that may be beneficial.

The agency will survey approximately 520 domestic airports and 50 U.S. airlines and expects to receive responses by early December. The FAA will post a summary of the survey results on the U.S. Government’s FlyHealthy.gov website in 2021.

Read the announcement at the FAA

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