Thermal screening technology is being trialled in Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2 immigration hall to detect elevated temperatures of arriving passengers. Learnings will be shared with the UK Government to aid the rapid creation of a Common International Standard for health screening, needed to unlock global trade and travel amid COVID-19.
AviaVox, provider of intelligent artificial voice systems for airports and airlines, is playing its part in combatting COVID-19. The company is offering a package of public safety announcements to stores, schools, stations and any other environment where people congregate, anywhere in the world. The announcements are free to download for everyone.
In Q1 2020, passenger numbers were down 18.6% in Flughafen Wien Group and 18.8% at Vienna Airport. The full impact of COVID-19 hit in April, with traffic declines of 99.6% across Flughafen Wien Group and 99.5% at Vienna Airport. Cost reduction measures and a short-time work model have secured the company’s liquidity.
With the introduction of a comprehensive epidemiological safety programme #ForbidTheVirusFromTravelling, Riga Airport resumed international passenger flights to Vilnius, Tallinn, Oslo and Frankfurt on 18 May 2020. Four flights daily are being operated by the national airline airBaltic.
The FlyHealthy@SEA programme, a coordinated approach to the health and well-being of travellers, visitors and airport workers is moving into a new phase at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. From 18 May 2020, passengers, visitors, and airport workers are required to wear face coverings over their mouths and noses in public areas of the airport.