LUFTHANSA, IBERIA LEADS SAFE TRAVEL SCORE AMONG EUROPEAN CARRIERS

Ryanair Tops the Low-Cost Carrier Leaderboard

MARCH 11, 2021: Even as airlines continue to struggle in the light of COVID-19, the need of the hour is to streamline passenger-centric COVID-19 safety and health protocols worldwide.

Publicly announced initiatives of 94 European airlines were assessed by Safe Travel Barometer in February 2021. Among the European full-service carriers Lufthansa, Iberia and Virgin Atlantic are the only three carriers to earn a Safe Travel Score of 4.0 and above. European carriers are among the lowest in the leaderboard across regions.

Ireland’s Ryanair earns pole position among low-cost carriers (LCCs) in Europe. EasyJet and Eurowings are to follow in line with a Safe Travel Score of 3.8 each.

Safe Travel Score, Europe Full-Service Carriers, February 2021

 

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Full-Service Carriers

Country

Safe Travel Score*
(February 2021)

Lufthansa

Germany4.1
IberiaSpain

4.1

Virgin Atlantic

U.K.4.0
Rossiya AirlinesRussia

3.9

British Airways

U.K.3.8
KLMThe Netherlands

3.8

Austrian Airlines

Austria3.8
Air FranceFrance

3.8

TAP Air Portugal

Portugal3.7
Aeroflot AirlinesRussia

3.7

Safe Travel Score, Europe Low-Cost Carriers, February 2021

 

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Low-Cost Carriers

Country

Safe Travel Score*
(February 2021)

Ryanair

Ireland3.9
EasyJetU.K.

3.8

Eurowings

Germany3.8
French BeeFrance

3.6

Air Europa Express

Spain3.6
Air BalticLatvia

3.5

Iberia Express

Spain3.4
Transavia FranceFrance

3.4

Volotea

Spain3.3
VuelingSpain

3.2

NOTES AND DISCLAIMER:

  • * Safe Travel Score for airlines is a rating initiative based on an independent assessment of more than 32 initiatives applicable to an air journey, across pre-boarding, boarding and onboard experiences, announced by airlines.
  • Safe Travel Score takes into consideration various initiatives announced by suppliers. These are sub-categorized into the following:
    • COVID-19 Safety Protocols
    • Traveler Convenience
    • Service Excellence
  • Low ratings may not always be reflective of poor initiatives, but also the lack of clear or available information on supplier websites, related official channels.
  • Safe Travel Score should not be associated with the relative physical or psychological safety of the traveler.

 About Safe Travel Barometer:

Safe Travel Barometer is travel technology solution, developed by Safe Travel Technologies. It is the world’s most comprehensive solution of COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and traveler experience initiatives announced by suppliers which influences traveler decisions in the new normal. The coverage includes more than 2,000 companies across 10 industry categories, 100 parameters, and traveler arrival information on more than 150 destinations.

Safe Travel Technologies is an independent subsidiary of VIDEC, a travel industry advisory and consulting firm.

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