Every year the aviation industry has looked forward to the awards of Skytrax, an auditor based in the United Kingdom dedicated to the analysis and comparison in terms of quality of the different airlines. In 2020 these awards were canceled due to the pandemic, while in 2021 they are scheduled to return from June 21 to 27, in the Paris Air Show.
However, this air transport rating agency has introduced the first, and so far only, Covid-19 security clearance to assess the work of the airlines in this matter. in aspects such as the renewal of air in cabins (twenty times every hour on average) or filters similar to those in hospitals that help clean the air of particles as minute as Covid-19.
In total, Skytrax “investigates and evaluates more than 190 safety and hygiene protocols introduced by airlines during Covid-19, including social distancing standards, the effectiveness of cleaning systems both at the airport and in on-board environments. , and all associated issues, “according to Skytrax.
As of that review, as of today, six airlines have achieved a five-star rating on Skytrax. Namely:
-ANA All Nippon Airways
-KLM Royal Dutch Airlines