Airports Council International (ACI) World on Wednesday launched a new smart phone app that provides passengers with information about the health measures in place at individual airports around the world.
As travel restrictions are gradually lifted, many new health-related measures have been implemented at airports in response to coronavirus (Covid-19). The Check & Fly app provides a way for airports to communicate to passengers directly as to what to expect when they plan to travel, helping them to meet any requirements, and making their journeys smoother and more efficient.
“The recovery of air travel will rely on passenger confidence in the industry’s focus on their health and welfare, and the Check & Fly app helps to communicate directly with passengers about the health and hygiene measures that have been introduced,” ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said.
The app complements ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme which provides an assessment of measures in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and ACI EUROPE’s Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports.
Check & Fly has been developed in partnership with members of ACI’s Airport IT World Standing Committee and is currently available from the Apple App Store.
ACI is also developing a web-based portal that passengers can directly access information about the measures in place at individual airports.
Once completed, airports will provide information directly into the service via a web-based portal which can be accessed by passengers through the web (or the app). This will assist them to better prepare for their journeys.