“Having the confidence of an aviation leader like Singapore in IATA Travel Pass is hugely significant,” Willie Walsh, director general at IATA, said in a statement.
“Ongoing trials put us on track for IATA Travel Pass to be a critical tool for the industry’s restart by delivering verified travel health credentials to governments. And travellers can have complete confidence that their personal data is secure and under their own control,” Walsh said.
Elsewhere, shares of Korean Air Lines edged 0.18% higher, while Japan’s airlines stocks lagged the broader region. Japan Airlines dropped 2.44% while ANA Holdings fell 2.31%.
Local media reported that quasi-emergency Covid-19 measures were implemented starting Monday in multiple prefectures in Japan in an effort to stem a resurgence in infections.
The air travel industry has been among the sectors hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic as authorities globally tightened border restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.