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Virgin Atlantic rolls-out Covid-19 testing to crew

Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK airline to introduce Covid-19 pre-flight testing at its Heathrow base for its cabin crew and pilots. Launched on flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong, the airline plans to extend the trial to Barbados and select services later in October, before a wider roll out to test every operating […]

Alaska Airlines to offer rapid COVID-19 testing for Hawaii-bound guests

To help guests prepare for Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program, Alaska Airlines will partner with Carbon Health to offer rapid COVID-19 testing at its pop-up clinics across the West Coast, starting Oct. 12 in Seattle. Hawaii will begin to welcome back visitors on Oct. 15 by allowing out-of-state travelers to enjoy the islands without a 14-day […]

Air Malta supports calls for Covid-19 testing before flight departure

Air Malta has joined International calls headed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association of the world’s airlines, that are calling for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before flight departure. This testing is an alternative to quarantine measures and is […]

Air Canada Finalizing Initial Order for Newly Approved COVID-19 Rapid Testing Kits from Abbott

Air Canada said today that it is finalizing an initial order of Abbott’s ID NOW COVID-19 rapid response tests as part of its ongoing evaluation of COVID-19 testing technology and protocols. The airline, which last month partnered with McMaster Health Labs (MHL) and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) in a study of arriving international […]

American Airlines builds pre-fight Covid-19 testing regime

American Airlines is collaborating with several foreign governments to begin offering pre-fight Covid-19 testing for customers, starting with Jamaica and the Bahamas. The carrier plans to expand the program to additional markets in the weeks and months ahead. “The pandemic has changed our business in ways we never could have expected, but all the while, […]

United Airlines to offer Covid-19 testing option on Hawaii flights

United Airlines has become the first United States-based airline to launch a Covid-19 pilot testing program for travellers. It is hoped the move could make it easier for passengers to manage quarantine requirements and entry conditions of popular destinations around the world. Starting on October 15th, customers traveling on United from San Francisco International Airport […]

IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to […]

PCR tests at Frankfurt Airport: CENTOGENE and Lufthansa take positive balance at the end of the summer vacations

Reliable and fast tests for passengers and people from the region Trend-setting cooperation between biotech company and airline offers blueprint for successful test concept in Germany Over 150,000 PCR tests performed by CENTOGENE at Frankfurt Airport this summer Additional offer relieves the testing capacities of the health care system With the school start in Baden-Wuerttemberg […]