Emirates is the world’s pioneer in safe travel barometer
In its reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Safe Travel Barometer, Emirates was ranked the safest airline in the world.
Better Safe than Sorry
After the resumption of its operations back in May, the carrier, which has set industry-leading safety standards, has topped the ranks with a ‘Safe Travel Ranking’ of 4.4 out of 5.0 among the 230+ airlines surveyed worldwide. The ranking is based on an independent audit announced by airlines on 26 health and safety criteria measuring safety procedures, traveler comfort and service excellence.
The Travel Barometer justifies Emirates
The Secure Travel Barometer is the most detailed approach in the post-COVID world for monitoring and benchmarking supplier programs in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Its ranking system recognizes safety precautions and hygiene practices that Emirates has reliably provided at all touchpoints of a traveler’s journey. Emirates has lost no effort to prioritize the care, health and welfare of its consumers, staff and societies at any phase of the journey.
The airline’s improved biosafety initiatives include the provision of free grooming kits. This is alongside security barriers at check-in desks and immigration counters, personal protective devices. Also new safety policies for cabin crew and customer-facing airport staff, and elevated practices for aircraft maintenance. This is including regular cleaning and disinfection of aircraft washrooms.
In travel comfort, which was another sub-category considered by the Healthy Travel Barometer, Emirates also led the way. In order to make them fly with more confidence. The airline was the first in the industry to give its customers free Covid-19 cover. Knowing that medical expenses of up to EUR 150,000 and quarantine costs of EUR 100 a day will be covered. This happens if they are positive with COVID-19 while away from home on their trip.
Safety comes first
The booking policies of Emirates also give customers tremendous versatility and trust in preparing their trips. Customers have the option of changing their travel dates or extending the validity of their tickets by 2 years. The airline has introduced programs to help its faithful members of Emirates Skywards preserve their tier status. Also to bring new ways to gain and invest their Miles.
In 2020, the Healthy Travel Barometer started to track global traveler health and safety policies. Also to track traveler comfort initiatives and overall traveler experience. These impact the decision-making of travelers and the actual journey in the new standard. The Healthy Travel Ranking, created in the aftermath of the pandemic recovery, is an industry-first COVID-19 rating initiative.