In the “Aviation Industry Charter for COVID-19”, EASA has laid down uniform guidelines for safe flying under pandemic conditions. By signing the manifesto, airlines and airports commit to these guidelines and avoid having to develop and implement their own rules.
The related parties then return the performance of the implemented measures to EASA and thus the measures are refined. In this way, the European aviation organization wants to facilitate the restoration of air traffic in Europe.
The Lufthansa Group contributed to the creation of the charter. Key rules, including cabin air filtering, improved ventilation of aircraft on the ground, and enabling digital contact tracking, are based on input from the aviation group. Other rules include the implementation of face masks, cleaning the cabins and the use of personal protective equipment.
In addition to the airlines in the Lufthansa Group, many other airlines and airports have signed the charter. The more than seventy participants include Transavia, TUI Airlines Netherlands, easyJet and Schiphol, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport.