Fresno Yosemite International Airport Ready to Move Passengers Forward with Enhanced Health and Safety Measures

Fresno, CA (June 26, 2020) - As air travel continues to recover nationwide, Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is prepared to welcome back passengers with enhanced health and safety measures. Our campaign “Ready to Move You Forward” highlights the new measures put in place to create a healthy and comfortable environment for the best passenger experience.  Following best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), FAT is working hand in hand with its airline and airport partners to ensure health and safety at all stages of travel.

“Together we are committed to maintaining the highest level of care for our passengers and help to reconnect people when they are ready to travel,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle. “While we know there are travel concerns, we want to assure the public that the necessary precautions are in place to offer peace of mind while at the Airport and in the air.”

At the beginning of COVID-19, FAT took swift and proactive steps to help contain the spread of the virus and continues to take aggressive measures to safeguard passengers and the airport community. FAT remained open and fully operational over the last few months to facilitate essential air travel and the movement of cargo, military operations and specialty air units vital to supporting public safety.

As passenger and flight activity continues to increase, Ready to Move You Forward will also provide a platform for FAT to share updated health and safety initiatives as well as other helpful information for today’s traveler.  A soon to be launched resource page on FATs website www.flyfresno.com  will highlight the latest health and safety measures by the Airport and the airlines as well as special travel offers.

By continuing to follow the latest CDC and public health guidance, FAT is prepared for the safe return of passengers.

Latest Health and Safety Measures at the Airport

  • Enhanced cleaning practices using high-grade disinfectants to clean and sanitize the airport frequently throughout the day with special attention given to high touch areas such as countertops, seating, armrests, and other high exposure areas. Foggers used in restroom stalls and flooring.
  • Production of in house high-grade EPA disinfectants that kills 99% of germs and viruses.
  • Designated Entrance and Exit doors in optimum locations to limit cross traffic in and out of the airport.
  • Installation of over 100 plexiglass shields at all counters including airline and rental car counters, aircraft boarding podiums, cashier counters and parking exit booths.
  • Placement of bilingual intuitive social distancing floor decals and signage in common areas such TSA, ticketing and passenger loading bridges.
  • Increased hand sanitizer stations throughout the airport.
  • Facilitate physical separation for one-way flow of foot traffic throughout the airport.
  • Require airport employees to wear facial coverings and strongly encourage passengers and visitors to do the same per CDC, State and local health official guidance.
  • Offering protective facial coverings (masks) to passengers who do not have one.
  • Public Address bilingual messaging that promotes health and safety.

Passengers are encouraged to follow safe practices.  Additionally, passengers should allow for plenty of time for airline check-in and security screening since enhanced health and safety measures may take additional time.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport - Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is the largest driver in economic activity in the Central San Joaquin Valley with $928 million of annual economic activity and 10,800 direct, induced and indirect jobs. Domestic and international carriers serving FAT offer Valley travelers daily nonstop flights to Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Guadalajara, León, and Morelia, Mexico.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Fresno general funds are used to operate Fresno Yosemite International Airport or Fresno Chandler Executive Airport.

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