The World’s 3-Star COVID-19 Airlines
A 3-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating achieves average airport processing standards that have few elements of contactless technology, customer handling, and social distancing protocols for check-in, boarding, and arrival. Airline lounge cleanliness may be inconsistent, and/or with limited measures in place that facilitate social distancing, and safe delivery systems for food and beverages. Onboard cleanliness procedures, consistency and cabin presentation varies between flights. Some service systems for catering are adapted for COVID-19 times, with basic reduced contact delivery and limited or inconsistent enhanced food safety measures for meal presentation.
The current Global 3-Star COVID-19 Airlines
COVID-19 Airline Safety Ratings are applied following a complex Audit analysing the effectiveness and consistency of an airline’s COVID-19 cleanliness, health, hygiene and safety protocols.
The COVID-19 Safety Audit investigates and evaluates over 190 safety and hygiene protocols introduced by airlines during COVID-19 to enhance customer and staff safety, including standards of social distancing, efficacy of cleaning systems across both the airport and onboard environments, and all associated measures to enhance hygiene protection (e.g. face mask usage, service systems in the airport and onboard flights).
The Audit also integrates analysis of the airline’s implementation of health, hygiene, and safety measures in accordance with the recommendations of the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Aviation Health Safety Protocol.
Evaluating the front-line realities of an airline’s COVID-19 safety and hygiene procedures is critical to determining a COVID-19 rating, and as airlines begin to restore more services, their ability to assure customers of a safe travel experience is important in restoring confidence in air travel.
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