ACI Covid-19 airport travel guidance now available in Apple Maps

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Airports Council International (ACI) has announced that its world airport Covid-19 health measures data will now be displayed in Apple Maps, making it possible for travelers to more easily access airport health guidance and help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Using information collected from approximately 300 airports through ACI’s web-based Health Measures Portal, ACI data captures new health-related measures implemented at airports in response to Covid-19. Apple device users can simply search for an airport in Apple Maps to find an airport’s Covid-19 web page or local requirements for passengers.

Airports with the information include JFK, LaGuardia, Boston Logan and Midway International in the USA, as well as Toronto Pearson International in Canada, Munich International in Germany, Japan’s Tokyo Haneda International, Indira Gandhi International in India, and Australia’s Syndey Airport.

“The recovery of air travel will rely on passenger confidence in the industry’s focus on their health and welfare,” said ACI World director general Luis Felipe de Oliveira. “Having this information displayed in Apple Maps will help to make this crucial data much more broadly accessible to passengers. This will help passengers to plan their journeys and be reassured that their health and safety remains a priority for the industry as we all work toward a sustained return to operations and global connectivity. Collaboration remains key to a globally coordinated recovery and we are grateful to our members for the partnership we have forged to deliver this important tool that will contribute to the rebuilding of passenger confidence in air travel.”

The data is also available via an application programming interface (API), and all solutions are based on the Aviation Community Recommended Information Services (ACRIS) standard that enables third parties such as airlines and app developers to access data.

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With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.

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