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Flight Safety Foundation Says ‘It’s Safe to Fly’

Published on 20 October 2020

The Flight Safety Foundation, a global advocate for aviation safety, released a bold statement today, telling the traveling public that “It’s Safe to Fly”.

The Flight Safety Foundation, a global advocate for aviation safety, released a bold statement today, telling the traveling public that “It’s Safe to Fly”. Having completed a six-month-long analysis of the industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation has concluded that the health and safety measures implemented on airplanes and in airports are succeeding in greatly reducing the risk of viral transmission.

“The latest evidence shows that aircraft and airports have very low levels of transmission,” said Dr. Hassan Shahidi, President, and CEO of the Foundation. “With the health and safety measures that airlines, airports, and security personnel have now put in place, the risk of contracting this virus appears extraordinarily low, much lower than in other public places, Shahidi said. “Given these extraordinary measures, the traveling public should have increased confidence that it’s safe to fly.”

Traveling during the pandemic

The Foundation has also called upon worldwide governments to help restore passenger confidence by, “replacing haphazard, restrictive international travel bans and blanket quarantines with better, smarter measures that are more uniform and focused on preventing the spread of the virus through reliable testing,” said Capt. Conor Nolan, chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Governors and Director of Safety and Security at Aer Ling

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