Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are not giving up on a potential reopening of travel between the United States and the United Kingdom. The two airlines recently launched a built-in digital health credential that the carriers are billing as a blueprint for the reopening of transatlantic travel.
Delta and Virgin Atlantic launch digital health passport
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic both debuted a new digital health credential. Branded as “FlyReady,” the digital health credential tool is designed to ensure that passengers are prepared to travel before arriving at the airport and conducting international travel.
The digital health passport will initially focus on making sure passengers meet their testing requirements for the journey. In the future, the plan is to integrate vaccination credentials before the end of the summer. This latter feature will be more helpful in destinations that open up or have already opened up for vaccinated travelers.
Allison Ausband, EVP and Chief Customer Experience Officer, stated the following on the launch of the tool:
“Early in the pandemic, we realized that our customers would need a way to navigate the complex requirements of post-COVID international travel, so we began working with our partners at Virgin Atlantic to develop this solution. We are committed to making travel an enjoyable experience that we all cherish, and Delta FlyReady is an easy-to-use, reliable and effective capability that removes the guesswork for customers and our employees”.
Meanwhile, Corneel Koster, Chief Customer and Operating Officer at Virgin Atlantic, added the following:
“Virgin Atlantic FlyReady and Delta FlyReady will help to strengthen customers’ confidence as they return to the skies, by making their trans-Atlantic journeys as smooth and seamless as possible, while navigating new COVID-19 travel requirements in a convenient digital format”…