Qatar Airways, one of the largest global air carriers, has started trialling the IATA Travel Pass. In doing so, Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the middle-east to test the IATA Travel Pass. For the unaware, IATA Travel Pass is a digital application developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It is a ‘Digital Passport’ mobile application that has multiple features and uses. Passengers of the airline on the Doha to Istanbul route will be the first ones to experience the application and its features.
Qatar Airways Passengers Can Use IATA Travel Pass
Very soon, many Qatar Airways passengers will be able to use the IATA Travel Pass application to their advantage. CEO of the airline, Mr Akbar Al Baker, said that Qatar Airways will always be at the forefront for introducing and adopting new digital solutions to ensure that its passengers have a safe and sound journey.
Further, Mr Akbar said that the airline has a lot of trust in the IATA Travel Pass since the application pays a lot of attention to data privacy and has handy features. He said that this application would help governments worldwide come together and develop standardised rules for easing the international travel industry both for the passengers and the airlines.
Features of IATA Travel Pass
The IATA Travel Pass has a lot of useful features. It enables passengers in getting aware about the rules and regulations of the destination they are travelling to. Further, it helps passengers in finding the COVID-19 testing centres at airports.
The labs can also use this app to communicate with the passengers about their test results safely. This travel pass application will help the passengers create a digital passport, verify their vaccination requirements for the destination they are travelling to, and keep all their travel documentations digitally on the app.