MIDDLE EAST CARRIERS CONTINUE TO TRAILBLAZE COVID-19 PASSENGER SAFETY MEASURES IN FEBRUARY 2021

Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways Top Three Carriers Globally with a Safe Travel Score of 4.3 and above out of 5.0

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.

Qatar Airways was rated the best among 319 airlines evaluated by Safe Travel Barometer in February 2021. Specifically, publicly announced initiatives of 59 airlines from the Middle East and Africa region were assessed, of which 7% had a Safe Travel Score of 4.0 or above.

Among low-cost carriers, Sharjah-based Air Arabia topped the leaderboard, but was tied alongside Flydubai, Anadolu, and Air Arabia’s Maroc and Egpyt subsidiaries. Each of these airlines achieved a rating of 3.6 out of 5.

 

Safe Travel Score, Middle East-Africa Full-Service Carriers, February 2021

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Full-Service Carriers

Country

Safe Travel Score*
(February 2021)

Qatar Airways

Qatar

4.5

Emirates

U.A.E4.4
Etihad AirwaysU.A.E

4.3

Turkish Airlines

Turkey4.1
Ethiopian AirlinesEthiopia

3.9

Saudia

Saudi Arabia3.9
Royal JordanianJordan

3.9

Oman Air

Oman3.8
RwandAirRwanda

3.8

Oman Air

Mauritius

3.8

Safe Travel Score, Middle East-Africa Low-Cost Carriers, February 2021

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Low-Cost Carriers

Country

Safe Travel Score*
(February 2021)

Air Arabia

U.A.E3.6
FlydubaiU.A.E

3.6

Anadolu Jet

Turkey3.6
Air Arabia MarocMorocco

3.6

Air Arabia Egypt

Egypt3.6
FlynasSaudi Arabia

3.4

Pegasus Airlines

Turkey3.1
SalamAirOman

2.9

Flyadeal

Saudi Arabia2.8
Wizz Air Abu DhabiU.A.E

2.3

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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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