ACI World launches new app to list health measures at airports

20 August 2020 (Last Updated August 21st, 2020 11:54)

Airports Council International (ACI) World has introduced a new smartphone app that provides information to passengers regarding airport health measures.

ACI World launches new app to list health measures at airports
Airports Council International (ACI) is the global trade representative of airport authorities around the world. Credit: Simon_sees.

Airports Council International (ACI) World has introduced a new smartphone app that provides information to passengers regarding airport health measures.

With the gradual ease of Covid-19 travel restrictions around the world, many airports have implemented new health-related measures.

The ‘Check & Fly’ application can help the airport communicate with passengers about their anticipated travel plans, help them adhere to requirements, and make travel smoother and more efficient.

The application complements the ACI Airport Health Accreditation programme, which offers assessment of measures according to the ICAO Council Aviation Reconstruction Task Force (CART).

It also complies with the joint EASA and ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and the Guidelines for Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports of ACI Europe.

Check & Fly was developed in collaboration with ACI’s Airport IT World Standing Committee members and is available on the Apple App Store.

ACI World director general Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: “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.

“Airports are vital cogs in the aviation ecosystem and, as important engines of growth, wealth creation, and employment, the recovery of the airport sector will be a significant driver of the global economic recovery.

“ACI is supporting airports with programmes like Check & Fly 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.”

ACI World recently urged governments to replace quarantine measures with a new and consistent protocol for testing.