Tuesday, March 2, 2021
banner
Home /  Front  /  QA becomes first airline to achieve 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

QA becomes first airline to achieve 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

QA becomes first airline to achieve 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

Qatar Airways has become the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.
The announcement follows a detailed audit, carried out by the Skytrax team in December 2020, which assessed how effectively and consistently the airline’s stringent COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards and procedures are adhered to, from flight check-in to on-board aircraft. This included a full review of procedural efficiency checks, visual observation of hygiene and safety levels at all stages of the passenger journey, and on-board Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) sampling tests to measure the potential level of contamination of contact surfaces. The achievement of the Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating is in addition to Qatar Airways’ home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), recently being named as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating in Dec 2020. (TNN)