Airports Council International (ACI) World has launched new tools designed to provide travellers with information about the health measures implemented at airports across the world.
The move is expected to help the aviation industry in regaining customer confidence after travel demand plummeted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The tools include a mobile app called ‘Check & Fly’, which will offer information about health measures at departure and arrival airports. Passengers can use the app to remain updated before they commence their journey or during transit.
Check & Fly is currently available on the Apple App Store and will be launched on the Google Play Store soon.
ACI World has also launched a customer-facing web page to provide the same information.
It has introduced a web portal that will allow airports to make updates to their data.
A mobile app called ‘Airport Check’ was rolled out to provide operators with the latest statistics. This will help airports improve their processes and measures using industry intelligence.
Furthermore, an Application Programming Interface (API) based on the Aviation Community Recommended Information Services (ACRIS) was launched for application and web developers. This is expected to benefit airlines and travel agents.
ACI World director general Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: “Developing and providing tools like those on the Airport Health Measures website equip travellers with information that enables them to make travel plans with confidence. This is key to the recovery of air travel.
“ACI is supporting airports with tools and programmes like Airport Health Measures and Airport Health Accreditation to help them demonstrate to passengers, regulators, and governments that they are prioritising health and safety in a measurable, established manner.”
Last month, ACI World announced its support for universal testing of passengers as an alternative to restrictive quarantine measures.