Deployment of the travel package across the six-carrier plan network
Six airlines plan to implement the International Air Transport Association’s Travel Pass health passport tool on a large scale, the organization said.
Emirates announced at the end of September as the first carrier to globally implement the Travel Pass, which provides information on travel requirements, access to Covid-19 test centers and digital documentation of results. vaccination tests and certificates. After tests on certain routes from last April, Emirates will now have the tool on its entire network this month.
On Tuesday, IATA announced that Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Qantas and its low-cost subsidiary Jetstar Airways, Royal Jordanian and Jazeera Airways of Kuwait also plan to implement the Travel Pass on their networks as part of a “gradual deployment”.
In the past 11 months, a total of 76 airlines have tested Travel Pass technology, and it is now ready for the operational phase, IATA chief executive Willie Walsh said in a statement.
“The app has proven to be an effective tool in managing the complex mess of traveler health credentials that governments need,” said Walsh. “And, it’s a big vote of confidence that some of the world’s best-known airline brands will be making it available to their customers in the coming months.”
IATA Travel Pass is currently able to manage vaccination certificates from 52 countries, representing approximately 56% of the global air transport market. By the end of November, IATA expects that figure to rise to 74 countries, accounting for 85% of global air traffic.