COVID Testing at Airports – Part 2

Original Air Date: February 12, 2021

The aviation industry, governments and the traveling public generally agree that COVID-19 testing regimes can enhance the safety of air travel. Implementing testing, however, is a challenge no matter the size or location of an airport.

Over the past few months, the questions most frequently asked on committee and hub size calls have been about testing at airports:

    • Whether or not to provide COVID-19 testing at airports;
    • Where to locate COVID-19 testing sites at airports;
    • How to choose a model that suits their passenger needs;
    • How to engage with stakeholders;
    • How to structure protocols; and
    • How to keep track of which airports have established programs.
This session will feature a panel of airports with their testing provider to discuss how they worked together on logistics, communicating with passengers and stakeholders, and their perspectives on how long testing will be necessary and what additional variables they may need to address in 2021.

Moderated by Paul Bradbury, Airport Director, Portland International Jetport.

Featured Speakers

Shifra Goldenberg

Senior Manager, Testing
New York City Health & Hospitals

Aidan O’Donnell
Chief of Staff
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Dr. Don D. Sin, MD

Staff Respirologist
St. Paul’s Hospital
Canada Research Chair in COPD
UBC Professor of Medicine

Doug Stearns
Aviation Department
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Chris Thureau
Manager, Facilitation
Vancouver International Airport