Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance, three global airline alliances, representing over 50% of the world´s air traffic, have announced they have partnered to highlight the measures airlines are adopting to assure the well-being of customers while travelling, the companies said.
Once customers are ready to fly, they can do so with confidence, assured that airlines and airports around the world are implementing enhanced hygiene and personal safety standards to mitigate risks to health.
Included in the measures that travelers will experience during their journey from check-in to their chosen destination are:
-A requirement or recommendation for passengers and airline staff to wear face masks both at the airport and onboard, consistent with applicable public health guidelines
-A safe airport environment with physical distancing in all required areas
-Increased and intensified sanitation with a focus on high-touch areas, both on the ground and in the aircraft cabin
-Hospital-grade high-efficiency air filters on board modern aircraft. Known as HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air), these filters extract 99.99% of particles and airborne contaminants
Each of the three global alliances has recently announced initiatives that focus on a multi-layered approach to safe operations, meeting or exceeding the stringent measures recommended by health experts, regulators and leading industry bodies.