Six carriers plan to roll out the Travel Pass network-wide
Six airlines are planning broad implementation of the International Air Transport Association’s Travel Pass health passport tool, the organization announced.
In September, Emirates announced itself as the first carrier to globally implement the Travel Pass, which provides information on travel requirements, access to Covid-19 testing centers and digital documentation of passengers. test results and vaccination certificates. After testing on selected routes from last April, Emirates will now have the tool across 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 Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways are also planning to implement Travel Pass across their networks as part of a ” gradual deployment.
Over the past 11 months, a total of 76 airlines have tested the Travel Pass technology, and it is now ready for the operational phase, IATA Director General Willie Walsh said in a statement.
“The app has proven to be an effective tool for managing the complex mess of travel health credentials that governments require,” Walsh said. “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 over the next few months.”
IATA Travel Pass is currently able to handle vaccine certificates from 52 countries, representing approximately 56% of the global air travel market. By the end of November, IATA expects that number to grow to 74 countries, representing 85% of global air traffic.