Etihad Airways to Demo IATA Travel Pass in Q1

(19 Jan 2021)
Etihad Airways has declared that it will let
passengers to trial the IATA Journey Go cell app on choose
flights from Abu Dhabi in the initially quarter of 2021.

IATA Travel Move has been formulated as four impartial
modules that can interact with just about every other. These modules cover
registries for regulatory entry needs and labs/take a look at
facilities, verified certificate issuance, electronic identification and the
risk for passengers to share their checks results alongside
their journey by using their cell unit.

The modules can function
with each other as 1 comprehensive conclusion-to-finish remedy or they can be utilised
separately to complement systems that other folks are building.

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 reg: A6-BLG. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

If the demo is successful, the move will be prolonged to other
destinations in the Etihad community.

“COVID19 exams
and vaccinations will be critical to get the entire world traveling once more. Because
1 August 2020, Etihad is the only airline demanding a
pre-departure negative PCR take a look at result for all passengers
globally, and once more on arrival in Abu Dhabi, offering our visitors
the additional assurance of basic safety when they vacation with us,” claimed
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief
Operating Officer, Etihad Aviation Group. “A significant
precedence for Etihad is for our guests to have an uncomplicated, protected and
economical way to establish and validate their information and facts. Getting a single
of the first airways globally doing work with IATA as a pioneer
associate on the IATA Vacation Go is a huge stage forward for Etihad’s
company and for the business.”

Etihad has been
actively exploring the roll out of electronic overall health certification
for its attendees, and this latest partnership with IATA, together with
comparable programmes the airline has in enhancement, shows the
technologies is advancing rapidly to make it a reality.

To standardise the way in which passenger wellness can be assured
during the COVID19 pandemic, at an sector degree, Etihad is
actively campaigning for collaboration and a united regulatory
reaction to restore self-confidence in flying.

Nick Careen, IATA’s
Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Stability,
explained, “The Etihad
Airways partnership to start the IATA Vacation Move is an significant
milestone on the road to meaningfully restarting intercontinental
travel. Our intention is to give all governments the self-confidence to
re-open up borders to travellers based mostly on confirmed vaccine and
tests information. The initial phase of the Etihad start will concentrate on
all four elements of the IATA Travel Go modules, a single of the
first airways in the entire world to do so.”

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