The three global airline alliances, oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance, collectively represent over 50% of the world’s air traffic. They have come together to highlight the measures airlines have taken to assure the well-being of customers through a video, Dear Travellers.
The video provides a look at what to expect on journeys over the coming months as travel restrictions slowly ease and the world starts to reopen.
Included in the measures that travellers will experience during their journey from check-in to their chosen destination are:
· Passengers and airline staff to wear face masks both at the airport and onboard, consistent with applicable public health guidelines
· A safe airport environment with physical distancing in all required areas
· Increased and intensified sanitation with a focus on high-touch areas, both on the ground and in the aircraft cabin
· Hospital-grade high-efficiency air filters onboard modern aircraft. Known as HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air), these filters extract 99.99% of particles and airborne contaminants
Each of the three global alliances has recently announced initiatives that focus on a multi-layered approach to safe operations, meeting or exceeding the stringent measures recommended by health experts, regulators and leading industry bodies.