Westminster Group Plc, the Banbury-based security services and technology-based security company, has announced that its Westminster Foundation has installed a sanitisation tunnel to Freetown International Airport (FNA), Sierra Leone. The Westminster Group provides security and screening services for this airport, and earlier this year promised to provide a mass sanitisation tunnel for the airport.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, the Westminster Foundation supports and assists communities in which the company operates.
The Director General of Sierra Leone Civil Aviation, Mr Moses Tiffa Baio, described the provision of the sanitisation tunnel as ‘A promise made, a promise delivered’.
Sanitisation is one of the key elements in the fight to reduce the transmission of coronavirus. The tunnel will help increase stakeholder and passenger confidence that FNA is a COVID-secure environment, encouraging larger passenger numbers through the airport.
FNA has seen a steady increase in passenger numbers since international flights were resumed in July this year and in the last few days confirmation has been received that further airlines are recommencing operations in December, with current airlines increasing their flight schedules in line with previous operational levels.
Joanna Fowler, Head of Managed Services Division for the Westminster Group and Trustee of the Westminster Foundation, said: “The COVID 19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the aviation industry and Westminster is at the forefront in the fight to mitigate the impact on business and travel worldwide.
“We are pleased to be able to assist the authorities in improving the safety, as well as the security, of the airport and are equally pleased to see passengers and airlines returning.”
In July we reported that revenues have jumped nearly a quarter at Westminster Group Plc.
Despite Covid-19, the company reported positive trading for the first half of the year with revenues at around £7 million, up from £5.6 million in the first half of last year.