SkyTeam’s reopened lounges in Vancouver and Istanbul are once again welcoming customers around the clock after having been temporarily closed due to the pandemic. And as customers return to travel, they are discovering the same relaxing environment as before, but with some important differences to give them greater peace of mind in the age of COVID-19.
The three global airline alliances, oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance, are in full support of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) second-phase Council on Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) report released on 10 November. Together, they urge governments to implement the report guidelines for passenger testing protocols, as well as the adoption of digital health pass technology, so air travel may safely resume.
With the industry at crisis point, SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, supports the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) call for standardized COVID-19 testing before departure.