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SBN ACHIEVES GBAC STAR ACCREDITATION

SOUTH BEND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ACHIEVES GBAC STAR™ FACILITY ACCREDITATION
South Bend, IN. – South Bend International Airport (SBN) has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation for the second year. Under the guidance of GBAC, a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, SBN has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.
The program verifies that best practices are in place to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics. To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, SBN was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.
“Our devotion to a clean airport is of the utmost importance because it directly impacts the safety of our travelers,” said SBN CEO and Executive Director Mike Daigle. “This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to provide our guests, staff and all individuals that visit SBN with a safe, clean environment.”
More information about the GBAC STAR accreditation can be found at www.gbac.org.
About South Bend International Airport
South Bend International Airport’s four air carriers provide nonstop flights to twelve cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, Sarasota/Bradenton, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg with connections world-wide. South Bend International’s multi-modal terminal serves over one million air and rail passengers each year. According to the 2012 Economic Impact Report from the state aviation association, Aviation Indiana, South Bend International’s total annual economic impact on South Bend and surrounding communities was more than $1.7 billion.
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