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World’s 4-Star COVID-19 Airlines

The World’s 4-Star COVID-19 Airlines

4-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating recognises good airport processing standards that include some elements of contactless technology, customer handling, and social distancing protocols for check-in, boarding, and arrival. Airline lounges have good cleanliness procedures and consistency, and there are reasonable measures in place that facilitate social distancing, and safe delivery systems for food and beverages. Onboard cleanliness and cabin presentation is at a good quality level which may use techniques for UV sanitisation, and mass disinfectant treatments which are scientifically evaluated. Most service systems for catering are adapted for COVID-19 times, with some reduced contact delivery and enhanced food safety measures for meal presentation.

The current Global 4-Star COVID-19 Airlines

4Aegean Airlines
4Alaska Airlines
4American Airlines
4British Airways
4Copa Airlines
4JetBlue Airways
4JetSMART Airlines
4KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
4LATAM Airlines
4Saudi Arabian Airlines
4TAP Portugal
4Turkish Airlines
4United Airlines
4Vueling 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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