Air France is progressively deploying its ‘Ready To Fly’ health document verification service throughout its network.
Launched in July 2021, the “Ready To Fly” service is a free and optional service that allows customers to confirm that they have the required Covid-19 health documents for their trip before arriving at the airport.
The service aims to offer customers a more seamless travel experience by avoiding multiple checks on the day of departure.
“Ready To Fly” is currently available on more than 140 routes on departure from 80 airports, representing more than 600 daily flights including:
– all domestic flights in France and to/from Corsica and French Overseas Department
– flights to/from the United States, Argentina, Chile and Brazil
– flights from France to Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Gabon and Senegal
– flights to France on departure from Europe and Canada.
According to Air France, the “Ready To Fly” service has proved popular and since its launch has been used by over 600,000 customers.
Automated French vaccine pass verification on domestic flights
Since January 24, the vaccine pass has been mandatory on domestic flights in France for passengers aged 16 and over (excluding flights to/from Corsica and the French overseas departments).
To reduce the time required to process the submitted documents, Air France is replacing the manual verification of the vaccine pass with an automated check, ensuring customers travelling in France receive instant confirmation.
The check can be carried out on a secure online platform or directly at the self-service kiosks on the day of departure.
The service is currently available at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg and Toulouse.
The feature will be integrated in the online check-in process in the coming months.
The pre-travel validation of the vaccine pass will limit the number of manual checks required at the boarding gate, and improve flight punctuality, according to Air France.