Lufthansa Group has announced it has committed to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) charter for safe flying under pandemic conditions, the company said.
In doing so, it has committed itself to the strictest infection protection standards in air travel worldwide. By voluntarily implementing this standard, the Lufthansa Group is underlining that the safety of its passengers and employees as always is of top priority.
EASA is establishing guidelines that were developed in cooperation with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The airports of Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Brussels have also committed themselves to the guidelines. This means that an interlocking framework for the protection of passengers on the ground and in the air has been established.
The Lufthansa Group, together with the industry associations International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for Europe (A4E), accompanied the development process of the charter from the perspective of aviation practice.
The Lufthansa Group will continue to closely monitor the development of the EASA/ECDC guidelines and therefore will transmit key figures to EASA. In addition, the Lufthansa Group enters into a dialogue on the further development of the standards.