Finnair welcomes IATA Travel Pass trials

 Monday, July 26, 2021 

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Finnair recently started trials of IATA Travel Pass on its Heathrow to Helsinki route. The trial is taking place until August 11th on flights in both directions between London and the Finnish capital.

It becomes the latest airline to trial IATA Travel Pass, which has gained in popularity throughout the commercial aviation sector. IATA Travel Pass is a smartphone-based initiative which uses mobile technology to make it easier for airline customers to manage all their proof of Covid-19 certificate status in one handy app, upon departure and arrival.

As well as making the flight less stressful, the app will also update customers with the most accurate and up-to-date information on various travel requirements for any pending journeys. IATA app allows travellers to receive, store and manage any verified Covid-19 certificates securely, giving them reassurance and support for travel. In the future, the app will enable customers to navigate their way through airports and board their flight more quickly and efficiently.

It will do this by ensuring customers avoid the additional burden of travel document hassle providing a smoother customer experience for regular travellers. Ole Orver, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair said in a statement that the app is currently on trial in both directions from the hub in Helsinki to London, and the airline is look forward to hearing customers’ thoughts on the new solution to decide the next steps. He mentioned that the carrier is also exploring other digital solutions to ease travelling and coronavirus related travel document management.

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