Pegasus Airlines is now live with the IATA Travel Pass app.
The Turkish airline has completed a successful trial period and is now using the app live on international routes. Pegasus is one of the first IATA member airlines in the world to go live with the app.
The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that allows passengers to digitally store and manage their health-related documents required for international travel, such as their COVID-19 test results and vaccine certificates.
It means passengers can verify they meet COVID-19-related country entry requirements.
Emirates was the first airline to implement the IATA Travel Pass solution across its global network in September 2021.
IATA Travel Pass
Digital Health Apps
Passengers will probably need to prove they have had a vaccine or at least a recent positive test before entering many countries.
A lot of work is going on to provide passengers a way to provide this information. There are a number of number of digital apps. Some in use, some in trial, some in development.
The IATA Travel Pass is one of the leading apps.
The main ones so far are:
- Check & Fly
- Clear Health Pass
- IATA Travel Pass
- IBM Digital Health Pass
- SITA Health Protect
Pegasus Airlines is a Turkish low cost airline headquartered in Istanbul. It is the second largest airline in Turkey after Turkish Airlines.[Image: Pegasus Airlines]
About Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines is a Turkish low cost airline headquartered in Istanbul. It is the second largest airline in Turkey after Turkish Airlines.
Pegasus Airlines has an all narrow body fleet of over 90 aircraft:
- 58 Airbus A320 neo/ceo
- 8 Airbus A321 neo
- 25 Boeing 737-800
14.71 million passengers in 2020, compared to 30.76 million in 2019.
(Figures are from Pegasus Airlines on 30 Sep 2021)
N.B. Image credit: Pegasus Airlines