As travel restrictions are gradually lifted, many new health-related measures have been implemented at airports in response to Covid-19. The Check & Fly app provides a way for airports to communicate to passengers, directly, what to expect when they plan to travel, helping them to meet any specific requirements, and making their journey smoother and more efficient.
The app complements ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme, which provides an assessment of measures taken by an airport in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and ACI EUROPE’s Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports.
Check & Fly has been developed in partnership with members of ACI’s Airport IT World Standing Committee and is available from 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.
“Collaboration remains key to a globally coordinated recovery and we are grateful to our members for the partnership we have forged to deliver this important tool which will contribute to the rebuilding of passenger confidence in air travel.”
The data is also available via an Application Programming Interface (API) based on the Aviation Community Recommended Information Services standard that enables third parties such as airlines and app developers to access data. The API is available now.
In addition to the app and API, to help airports to communicate with passengers, ACI is developing a web-based portal where passengers can directly access information about the measures in place at individual airports.