WORLD TOURISM INSTITUTION
EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE
The COVID-19 CERTIFICATION FOR SAFE AND TRUSTED AIRLINE provide recognition for those airlines providing the highest health, hygiene and safety protocols during the global pandemic.
The in-flight experience has changed dramatically since early 2020, with enhanced cleaning and hygiene systems for airlines, social distancing and other customer safety measures introduced worldwide by flight operators, and this certification honour airline that have achieved some of the highest standards in these areas.
SAFE AND TRUSTED AIRLINE FOR COVID-19 PREVENTION CERTIFICATION was designed as a universally trusted certification of airline hygiene and safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, based on detailed and professional investigation of the standards being provided by an airline at the airport and onboard flights.
The SAFE AND TRUSTED AIRLINE FOR COVID-19 PREVENTION CERTIFICATION is the world’s first COVID-19 Safety and Trust certification based on general tourism and travel assessments and safety measures for the airline industry and it aims to be regarded as a top-level benchmark for defining safe travel assurance for customers by an extensive analysis of the hygiene and cleanness procedures and systems enforced by airlines during the coronavirus pandemic based on WHO standards and ECTT guidelines for COVID-19 prevention.
European Council on Tourism and Trade COVID-19 Airline Safety Certification Importance.
European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) as a guiding world-level institution has an obligation for general consumers to evaluate the realities of an airline’s COVID-19 safety, cleanness and hygiene procedures as a critical dimension in determining for consumers the interest and desire to use the services of one company or another.
This is not a COVID-19 rating, but life-saving CERTIFICATION crucial for the well-being and trust of the travelers as airlines begin to restore more services throughout 2021/2022.
The SAFE AND TRUSTED AIRLINE FOR COVID-19 PREVENTION CERTIFICATION aims to ensure for airlines assessment and certification of their ability to assure customers of a safe travel experience, the experience that is essential to restoring confidence in air travel.
What are airlines judged on?
EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE is carrying for the beneficiaries airlines an eight to ten days audit on the airline internal and international routes to scrutinise for WHO and ECTT hygiene and safety recommended measures.
The certification is based on how consistently each airline has stuck to its own measures and the effectiveness of each health and safety protocol it has introduced since the start of the pandemic.
These include the use of protective screens and PPE by staff at the airport and onboard flights, social distancing measures, clear signage, the availability of hand sanitiser and replacement masks, cleaning measures and so on.
Over 20 airlines have applied to be reviewed by the EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE so far or are awaiting their final certification.
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A press dossier regarding the Certification for Safe and Trusted Airline programme can be accessed here: