The Safe Travel Barometer has rated Emirates as safest airline with a 'safe travel score' of 4.4 out of 5amongst 230+ airlines evaluated worldwide in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The airline was followed by Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways with the score of 4.3 and 4.2 respectively. The score is aggregated on an independent audit of 26 health and safety parameters assessing safety protocols, traveller convenience and service excellence. The rating mechanism reflectssafety measures and hygiene standards across all touchpoints of a traveller's journey.
The Safe Travel Score is an industry-first COVID-19 rating initiative, created in the wake of recovery from the pandemic. Safe Travel Barometer was launched in 2020 to monitor global traveller health and safety measures, traveler convenience initiatives and overall traveller experience in the new normal.
Emirates had also been awarded 'Best Airline Worldwide' in the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2020.
(reported by Haifa Muneer)