Why United’s Covid-safe trial is good news for air charter

posted on 19th November 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Why United’s Covid-safe trial is good news for air charter

By Catriona Taylor, Passenger Director at Chapman Freeborn

Catriona Taylor

The trial of a new Covid-safe flight from New York/Newark to London Heathrow, which includes a free rapid-results testing programme for all crew and passengers before they fly, has the potential to be good news for the entire aviation sector.

It is not only scheduled airlines watching the newly publicised scheme by United Airlines closely, but also the air charter industry.

The flight will run three times a week and United says everyone on board over the age of two will be tested free of charge using new rapid-testing technology – guaranteeing that all those who fly have tested negative prior to departure.

Of course, the air charter industry has in some instances already been testing passengers prior to flights to ensure the safety of its passengers.