SEA Prime, a company of the SEA Group, which with the Milano Prime brand is the sole manager of the business and general aviation infrastructure for Linate and Malpensa airports, has addressed the Coronavirus health emergency by implementing preventive measures in compliance with the rules and recommendations issued by the institutions.
The Milano Malpensa Prime terminal at Milan Malpensa airport has remained open 24/7 for passenger traffic, managing several rescue flights for the return of citizens residing in Italy who were stranded abroad and for permitted travel. Emergency medical flights have also been managed to transport patients, devices and medical operators.
Milano Linate Prime at Milan Linate airport is currently operational for medical flights and therefore, in addition to the activities related to COVID-19, as well as for the transportation of organs, devices and medics. In Milano Linate Prime, maintenance flights of based aircraft have also been carried out, to allow for the maintenance of the airworthiness requirements of the fleets.
Overall, from the beginning of the restrictions to date, over 400 movements have been handled at the two airports, a drop compared to last year due to the existing limitations and in line with the trend registered at European level.
The business and general aviation sector is providing an important contribution to the ongoing pandemic by allowing passengers to return to their countries of origin, as well as contributing to the transportation of patients, staff and healthcare facilities. In this context, Milano Prime is in the front line alongside the operators based at the two Milanese airports who, even during an emergency, have managed to guarantee flights of primary importance in a very difficult context as well as the necessary assistance to the aircraft.
“SEA Prime's primary objective in this situation is to safeguard the health of passengers, crews, operators and colleagues who work every day to ensure the operations of Milano Linate Prime and Milano Malpensa Prime," comments Chiara Dorigotti, CEO of SEA Prime. “In addition to providing staff with anti-contagion protection devices, safety is guaranteed by direct measures and information for both staff and operators, by the installation of sanitising gel dispensers and by the introduction of protocols for cleaning and sanitising spaces."
High safety standards and health protocols will also be implemented and guaranteed from the recovery of operations to the reaching of pre-pandemic levels.