UAE’s Emirates becomes 1st airline to implement IATA Travel Pass across 6 continents

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s largest airline Emirates has become the first to bring out the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass solution to consumers across six continents, as it expands its digital health pass program.

According to the statement, Emirates gradually expanded the IATA Travel Pass pilot to customers on 12 flights in June, after successful trials on select routes from its Dubai hub in April. Further, it has inked a contract with IATA to adopt the solution across its global network.

The service is already accessible to Emirates’ customers flying from 50 cities, and the launch of the solution to the entire Emirates destinations is expected to be completed by October, as per the company.

Adel Al Redha
Adel Al Redha
COO – Emirates

“Emirates continues to invest in technology and solutions, like IATA Travel Pass, so that we can deliver smooth journeys and contactless experiences for our customers while enabling our airport teams to handle document checks efficiently and in compliance with regulatory requirements. We are pleased to partner with IATA on the IATA Travel Pass solution from early pilot trials to full implementation and we will continue to work closely with IATA on enhancements to facilitate even more secure and smoother journeys for travelers.”

Mr. Nick Careen, IATA Senior Vice President Operations, Safety, and Security said, “Emirates’ implementation of IATA Travel Pass across its global network cements its role as a key tool in managing the complex myriad of health credentials required for travel.”

“By providing passengers with a one-stop-shop to demystify, manage and process these credentials through a secure automated process, they can arrive at the airport ready-to-fly using automated processes. This will avoid queuing and congestion for document checks – to the benefit of travelers, airlines, airports, and governments,” Mr. Careen further added.

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