Neos joins the IATA Travel Pass trial, gains tentative approval for routes to the United States

Neos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 EI-RZC (msn 62872) BFI (Nick Dean). Image: 953510.

Neos is the first Italian airline to take part in the trial, which already includes other leading international names in the aviation world.
The IATA Travel Pass is a digital health passport, created to facilitate the restart of international flows and return to travel safely.
Neos officially joins the IATA Travel Pass program, created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which welcomed the request from the airline, the first and only Italian company currently in the project.
From May 1, 2021, passengers traveling with Neos from Milan to Tenerife will be able to use the IATA Travel Pass: a program that has given rise to a “digital passport” implemented through a mobile app and useful to help passengers manage in a simple and safe travel, in line with government and health requirements.
Inside, multiple functions to inform, address, catalog and store in your digital space the documents and the results of the COVID-19 PCR tests. An intuitive, fast and simple model to connect passengers, airlines, the affiliated healthcare network and local authorities to facilitate all control and tracking procedures before, during and after national and international flights.
Neos made a formal request to join the IATA Travel Pass in January 2021, having understood the importance of the project and the need to find new reliable formulas to regulate travel and allow people to fly safely. Together with Neos, over 25 other international companies took part in the trial, which is being progressively structured and giving excellent feedback: there are already many health and local authorities who recognize the IATA Travel Pass as a valid form of presentation of the results of PCR tests. made before leaving. Among the functions, the affiliated health facilities are indicated in which to carry out the PCR tests, then automatically loaded into your digital profile, available and verifiable by simply scanning the QRCode.
In other news, the airline has received tentative approval from the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) for exemption authority and an amended foreign air carrier permit.

The leisure carrier already has rights to fly charter flights to the U.S., but requested this be amended so it can fly scheduled routes.

The airline will use its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

The airline already flies from Milan (Malpensa) to Cancun and Havana.

Marco Finelli reporting from Italy.

Top Copyright Photo: Neos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 EI-RZC (msn 62872) BFI (Nick Dean). Image: 953510.

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