“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.”
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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