Royal Brunei Airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass
13 May 2021, 10:50 AM
In a step towards building confidence amongst passengers around the world to start travelling safely again when international borders reopen, Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), the national carrier of Brunei Darussalam, joins a growing list of airlines around the world to trial the IATA Travel Pass app developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The mobile app enables RB guests to securely and conveniently verify that they meet COVID-19 health requirements for their journey proof. With the app, guests will be able to create a digital health credential which will link guests’ test results, proof of vaccination and travel information to their verified identity. The app also aims to pre-validate travellers prior to arrival at airports in order to make airline and security processes faster.
“RB has recently been rated with the highest seven-star rating against COVID-19 by www.airlineratings.com. The introduction of the IATA Travel Pass app further cements our commitment to the health and safety of our guests.” said Captain Hj Khalidkhan Hj Asmakhan, RB CEO.
“As part of RB’s efforts to support the Nation and provide safe travel to our passengers during this critical and challenging time, we have been working closely with IATA to better understand the app. This paired with the recent launch of Brunei’s vaccination strategy are a definite boost to morale and a positive step towards safely reopening borders and connecting our guests to the rest of our network” he added.
Nick Careen, IATA’s Senior Vice President Airport, Passenger, Cargo, and Security said “We are proud to partner with Royal Brunei Airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass and demonstrate that this technology can securely, conveniently and efficiently help manage passenger travel health credentials. Our priority is restarting aviation, to support the thousands of people that work in the industry and its related industries, such as tourism. Health passes are the key to doing this safely. We look forward to working with Royal Brunei Airlines and the Brunei government to pilot acceptance of Travel Pass at the Brunei border.”
More information on the trial will be announced in the coming weeks. For information of RB’s current flight programme, please visit www.flyRB.com/COVID-19