Global airports trade group Airports Council International (ACI) World has launched a new app which provides passengers with information about the health measures in place at individual airports.
Currently available for Apple devices, the Check and Fly app is “a way for airports to communicate to passengers directly as to what to expect when they plan to travel,” according to an ACI statement.
Also under development is a web portal to access the information. Once completed, airports will be able to feed up to date information directly into the service.
“The recovery of air travel will rely on passenger confidence in the industry’s focus on their health and welfare, and the Check and Fly app helps to communicate directly with passengers about the health and hygiene measures that have been introduced.
“ACI is supporting airports with programs like Check and Fly and Airport Health Accreditation to help them demonstrate to passengers, regulators, and governments that they are prioritizing health and safety in a measurable, established manner,” said ACI World director general Luis Felipe de Oliveira.
“Collaboration remains key to a globally-coordinated recovery and we are grateful to our members for the partnership we have forged to deliver this important tool which will contribute to the rebuilding of passenger confidence in air travel.”
This week ACI World called on governments to replace blanket quarantine requirements with “robust testing” programs for travelers.