- 작성일 : 2021-06-10 03:00
t'way Air to become 1st Korean LCC to trial IATA Travel Pass
t'way Air is to become the first low-cost carrier in Korea to trial of International Air Transport Association(IATA) Travel Pass, a mobile app for managing digital health credentials.
t'way Air announced that it had agreed with IATA to conduct a trial of IATA Travel Pass, and will start preparing for convenient travel for passengers when borders reopen.
IATA Travel Pass app allows passengers to store and manage COVID-19 test results or vaccinations. It enables passengers to easily verify wheter they meet the COVID-19 testing requirements of their destinations and share their test results with airlines and authorities in a secure way. It has the advantage of being easier and safer to manage than the current verification process with paper documents.
Currently, airlines from many countries have been already participating in the Travel Pass trial, and t'way Air has also decided to trial Travel Pass for the first time among domestic LCCs.
The IATA Travel Pass consists of four modules – a global registry of health requirements, a global registry of testing centers, a lab app to securely share test and vaccination certificates with passengers, and a contactless travel app which enables passengers to create a digital passport and manage their travel documentation digitally. At all times, travellers remain in control of their data with their privacy protected as the IATA Travel pass does not store any data centrally.
Before traveling, passengers can download the Travel Pass app, enter passport and flight information, and digitize information such as COVID-19 test results and vaccinations to easily check whether or not they meet the entry requirements.
t'way Air plans to expand the use of the Travel Pass to actual passengers based on the results of the pilot operation after confirming the flight to be tested and going through the test procedures through collaboration with IATA in the future.
t'way Air is making various efforts for the safe travel of passengers, such as expanding contactless check-in services, conducting in-flight disinfection, and checking passengers' temperatures.
“We look forward to working with t’Way Air to trial IATA Travel Pass and demonstrate that digital health apps can securely, conveniently and efficiently help manage passenger travel health credentials. This is a positive step forward towards restarting international aviation. But for the tool to be as effective as possible we also need support from governments on the acceptance of Travel Pass at the borders,” said Nick Careen, IATA’s Senior Vice President Airport, Passenger, Cargo, Security.
"We have decided to cooperate with the pilot operation of the IATA Travel Pass in order to prepare passengers for a safer and more convenient air travel.” said a t’way Air official.