Even as airlines continue to struggle in light of COVID-19, the need of the hour is to streamline passenger-centric COVID-19 safety and health protocols worldwide.
Safe Travel Barometer, a travel technology company assessing the safety score of global airlines, found that 6% of the 319 airlines it tracked had a Safe Travel Score of 4.0 and above.
According to the assessment on February 28, Doha-based Qatar Airways leads for the second consecutive month with a Safe Travel Score of 4.5 out of 5.0. Qatar Airways’ lead worldwide and specifically among full-service carriers is driven by its initiatives associated with two sub-categories – COVID-19 Safety Protocols (98%) and Traveler Convenience (100%) – which contribute to the Safe Travel Score.
Initiatives of 102 airlines were evaluated across Asia Pacific (APAC), out of which 9 airlines scored a Safe Travel Score of 4.0 or above – the highest ratio worldwide. Each airline is undertaking varied operational strategies to adjust to the new market realities.
Air China and Vistara are the top APAC full-service carriers with a Safe Travel Score of 4.1 out of 5 each. Vistara was at heels with Air China on the January 2021 leaderboard with a Safe Travel Score of 4.0 through various initiatives over the month it took the leap to a score of 4.1 on the February leaderboard. AirAsia and IndiGo lead the LCC leaderboard with a Safe Travel Score of 4.0 each.
Learn more at Safe Travel Barometer