September 02, 2020

PAL Among World’s Top 10 Airlines in Health and Safety Measures During COVID-19

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  • Traveling in this time of pandemic can be very risky and stressful but flag carrier Philippine Airlines eases the worries of passengers as they are recognized as one of the top ten airlines with the highest safety credentials for travel during COVID19.

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    PAL is one of the 150 airlines audited with COVID19 safety credentials by Safe Travel Barometer,  an independent subsidiary of travel industry advisory and consulting firm VIDEC.

    It has secured a 4.2 rating out of 5.0 tying up with airlines such as Hawaiian Airlines, China Airlines, AirAsia Malaysia, and UAE’s Emirates. The rating system covered each stage of the travel journey from pre-flight, the actual flight, and the post-flight. The rating includes COVID-19 related hygiene and safety measures announced by airlines for travelers and its crew.

    Included in the Top Ten and their respective scores are as follows:

    1. Lufthansa – 4.5
    2. Vistara – 4.4
    3. Delta Airlines – 4.4
    4. Allegiant Air – 4.4
    5. China Airlines – 4.2
    6. Hawaiian Airlines – 4.2
    7. AirAsia – 4.2
    8. Emirates – 4.2
    9. Philippine Airlines – 4.2
    10. Alaska Airlines – 4.1

    To ease the anxiety of passengers, PAL has been carrying out the following safety protocols vs COVID19:

    As we get ready to fly again, we're adding more safety measures to protect you. In line with the highest standards, here…

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    • Provides Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew for use  throughout the flight
    • Carries out disinfection of aircraft surfaces before and after every flight using high-grade eco-friendly cleaning agents
    • Uses High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to cleanse cabin air of bacteria, viruses, and impurities with 99.99% efficacy
    • Carries out simplified inflight foodservice to minimize contact between cabin crew and passengers
    • Conducts Covid19 testing for returning Filipino (non-Overseas Filipino Workers) and foreign travelers
    • Mandates the use of face masks and shields among all travelers and airline workers
    • Ensures availability of hand sanitizers at pre-flight facilities (ticket offices/check-in counters /boarding gates), flight proper and post-flight

    President and Chief Operating Officer Gilbert Santa Maria said that PAL shall continue to maintain the highest standards of safety and the protection of the health of their colleagues and all the passengers in their care.

    This is a press release. Minor edits were made prior to publishing.
    Source: Philippine Airlines

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