Emirates has been rated the safest airline in the world in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
That's according to Safe Travel Barometer, which was launched in 2020 to monitor global traveller health and safety measures during the pandemic.
It said the UAE carrier topped the ranks with a ‘Safe Travel Score’ of 4.4 out of 5.0 among 230+ airlines evaluated worldwide.
The score - an industry-first COVID-19 rating initiative - is based on an independent audit of 26 health and safety parameters evaluating safety protocols, traveller convenience and service excellence announced by airlines.
The airline, which resumed its operations in May, has introduced biosafety measures, complimentary hygiene kits for passengers, safety protocols for cabin crew and airport staff and heightened aircraft cleaning procedures.
The carrier was also the first in the industry to offer its customers free COVID-19 cover to help them travel with more confidence.