Three of the world’s largest airline alliances have joined forces to call on international governments to pursue a harmonised approach to the resumption of global air travel.
SkyTeam, Star Alliance and oneworld want governments around the world to adopt standardised testing protocols and embrace digital health pass technology to allow borders to reopen safely amid the ongoing Covid crisis.
The coalition wants world leaders to implement the findings of a new report by the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Aviation Recovery Taskforce, issued on Tuesday (10 November).
Together, the trio say government-imposed travel and entry restrictions are stifling a recovery of global travel, adding that testing must become part of an end-to-end solution to reduce the current reliance on blanket quarantines.
British Airways and its IAG stablemates, as well as Qantas, Delta, Air France, Lufthansa and United Airlines, are among nearly 60 carriers represented by the coalition, which carried nearly two billion passengers a year prior to the Covid crisis.