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EasyJet and Aegean Airlines received 4 stars COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating from SkyTrax
During the pandemic, SkyTrax adapted and launched the COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating. Certificates are issued and classifications are made according to how safety and hygiene rules are applied during the pandemic. Aircraft, air services, but also airports and ground services are analyzed.
British Airways and Lufthansa were the first companies in the world with a COVID-19 Safety Rating certificate and received 4 stars. Next on the list are EasyJet and Aegean Airlines.
EasyJet and Aegean Airlines received a 4 star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating
In the case of Aegean Airlines, the audit is based on their operations at Athens International Airport. In the case of easyjet, SkyTrax analyzed the services and operations at London Gatwick Airport.
Skytrax points out that while a few services offered by low-cost airlines may be categorized as weak (such as the provision of free wet wipes, sanitizer, etc.), these additional facilities are not expected to be provided by most airlines. . Which led to their removal from the rating system so as not to influence the COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating.
The audit is based on IATA health safety standards, the ICAO CART guide and the WHO recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 4-star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating companies comply with safety and hygiene measures: contact with passengers is minimal; the physical distance protocols are observed in the embarkation / disembarkation / check-in process. Aircraft are frequently sanitized with UV technology.
Most on-board services are adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. The same can be said about the services offered on the ground in the main hubs of these airlines.
At the same time, aviation organizations (eg IATA) and major aircraft manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing and Embraer) studied and concluded that The risk of getting infected with COVID-19 in the plane is extremely low. All safety and security measures, hygiene measures and the implementation of WHO directives have made the aircraft the safest means of transport even during the pandemic.