Air France continues roll out of Ready To Fly health document checks

Automates French vaccine pass verification on domestic flights

Air France is continuing to deploy its Ready to Fly service throughout its network.

The “Ready To Fly” service is free and optional. It gives passengers confirmation they have the required health documents for their trip before arriving at the airport. The service provides passengers greater peace of mind.

The service is being progressively deployed throughout the Air France network. It is currently available on more than 140 routes from 80 airports, representing more than 600 daily flights including:

–          All domestic flights in France and to/from Corsica and French Overseas Department ;
–          Flights to/from the United States, Argentina, Chile and Brazil ;
–          Flights from France to Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Gabon and Senegal ;
–          Flights to France on departure from Europe and Canada.

Since its launch in July 2021, over 600,000 Air France passengers have used Ready To Fly.

An automated service for domestic flights

For domestic flights, French vaccine pass verification is now automated and instantaneous. Passengers can carry out this check online or directly at the Self-Service Kiosks on the day of departure.

Since 24 January, 2022, the vaccine pass has been mandatory on domestic flights in France for passengers aged 16 and over (excluding flights to/from Corsica and the French overseas departments).

To reduce the time required to process the submitted documents, Air France is replacing the manual verification of the vaccine pass with an automated check, ensuring passengers travelling in France receive instant confirmation. 

Passengers who have not used the pre-validation service can scan the QR code of their vaccine pass during check-in at a self-service kiosk at the airport. This service is currently available at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg and Toulouse.

Air France is planning to integrate this feature in the online check-in process in the coming months.

Validating the vaccine pass pre-trip limits the number of manual checks required at boarding.

N.B. Image credit: Air France

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