APEX Launches New Health Safety Standard with a Dozen Airlines

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) in collaboration with aviation strategists SimpliFlying have announced the first 12 carriers to be COVID-19-certified airlines under the group’s new passenger health safety standard.

APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying is a certification process that involves a 58-point checklist covering 10 airline categories, including testing, tracing, on-the-ground procedures, in-flight measures, and even co-branded partnerships. According to APEX, the customer-centric standard is designed to assure airline product safety integrity as more passengers return to the skies.

While the majority of travelers view widespread availability of effective vaccines as the key to a return to the road, health experts are cautioning that current hygiene protocols,  such as frequent disinfection and consistent mask usage, are likely to be necessary for some time to come in order to end the pandemic and increase confidence in air travel.

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