Malaysia Airlines is one of the first airlines in the world to test the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass, a mobile phone application (app) that allows passengers to digitally verify their health.
The trial will include passengers on flights from Kuala Lumpur to London between April 29 and May 27, 2021, in preparation for its own Digital Travel Health Pass on the Malaysia Airlines mobile app, the airline said in a statement.
“Selected passengers flying on MH4 tomorrow morning will be the first to use the new app, which provides all the details passengers need in one quick, easy-to-use app,” the airline said.
For the time being, the app will only be available to passengers with iPhones running the iOS operating system.
The app is the next step in Malaysia Airlines' journey to reintroduce safe and secure travel, and it will be developed in collaboration with governments, border authorities, other airlines, and other stakeholders.
It will also be able to form the final version of the airline's Digital Travel Health Pass, taking technological and cultural factors into account to make it more user-friendly and approachable for passengers, according to the statement.
The IATA Travel Pass pilot app will enable the airline to fine-tune and improve its drive to make travel more available to passengers while adhering to the strictest enforcement and security standards.
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