Air France and Groupe ADP extend ICC AOKpass pilot to flights to/from Paris, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

  • 19 March 2021

Air France and Groupe ADP launched a new test programme of the ICC AOKpass solution for digitising COVID-19 test results.

The four-week trial will focus on outbound and return Air France flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Customers travelling on these flights can test the ICC AOKpass mobile app free of charge. Available on smartphones, it allows customers to securely record the results of COVID-19 tests carried out in a partner laboratory.

Through this test in live conditions, Air France and all its partners involved wish to improve the customer experience by streamlining the checking of test result documents, which has become mandatory since the COVID-19 crisis.

Thanks to a partnership between Air France, MedAire/international SOS, Groupe ADP, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles World Airports, customers testing the app will benefit from dedicated airport channels, with priority access at boarding and passport control on arrival in Paris.

This programme is in addition to the one launched by Air France on 11 March 2021, on flights departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Fort-de-France (Martinique) in the French Caribbean. It is entirely free of charge for customers and is carried out solely on a voluntary basis in the following four stages:

  1. The customer downloads the ICC AOKpass mobile app available on App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei App Store, and takes the required PCR or LAMP test (according to the regulations in force for the destination concerned) in one of the partner laboratories.
  2. Once the test has been taken, the laboratory provides the customer with the results with a PDF document and a QR code, which can be securely downloaded into the ICC AOKpass app.
  3. At the airport, on the day of departure, specific signage directs the customer to a dedicated lane during boarding. When travel documents are checked, customers show the QR code displayed on their smartphone as a proof of their Covid-19 negative status instead of a paper certificate. The ICC AOKpass then confirms that the test presented is valid and complies with the regulations of the country of destination via a network secured by blockchain technology.
  4. On arrival in Paris, customers will see the same specific signage and benefit from priority access when going through passport control, where they once again present the QR code on the AOKpass app.

ICC AOKpass complies with all applicable GDPR standards. Customers taking part in the test can access or delete their data at any time.