American Airlines Adds More Quarantine Free Travel and Preflight Testing Options
American Airlines has opened quarantine free flights from New York-JFK to Milan-Malpensa and Rome-Fiumicino. Additionally, customers traveling from Charlotte and New York will soon have new convenient access to preflight testing through GoHealth Urgent Care.
On Thursday (April 1, 2021), American Airlines announced the introduction of additional quarantine-free travel and preflight COVID-19 testing options. Customers traveling from New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) and Rome (FCO) can now enjoy quarantine-free travel. Additionally, travelers from Charlotte (CLT) and New York (JFK) will now enjoy convenient access to preflight testing through GoHealth Urgent Care. Prior to traveling to Milan or Rome, customers will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test and based on current Italian regulations, must take a second test upon arrival. With a second negative result, customers will be exempt from post-travel quarantine requirements so they can start their vacation in Italy immediately.
In Thursday’s announcement, American Airlines’ Chief Customer Officer, Alison Taylor, said,
“We’re proud to offer our customers additional options to ease travel as they begin planning their global trips once again. We’ve worked closely with local authorities and testing providers to ensure we continue to provide world-class safety, confidence and comfort, and we look forward to welcoming our customers onboard soon.”
American Airlines will resume daily service to Milan-Malpensa on April 4th and three-times weekly service to Rome-Fiumicino on May 8, 2021. Both routes will be operated with a Boeing 777-200.
Customers now have access to in-person testing at over 150 local urgent care facilities or hospitals through the airline’s partnership with GoHealth Urgent Care. Prior to travel, customers will have the choice of taking a PCR or Rapid Molecular COVID-19 Test at a local GoHealth Urgent care center. Due to GoHealth’s rapid PCR testing capability, customers will receive their results within 30 minutes. Customers can view GoHealth Urgent Care locations at aa.com/covid19testing.
Commenting on the expansion of testing capabilities, American Airlines’ Vice President of Customer Experience and reservations, Julie Rath, said,
“Our customers trust American to help them prepare for travel, whether that’s easy access to testing through providers like GoHealth Urgent Care or through other resources like our online travel tool. We hope the additional opportunity for onsite testing in many of our customers’ local communities will help them easily check off an important item in their pretravel checklist and give them more peace of mind that they’re ready to travel.”
GoHealth Urgent Care’s CEO, Todd Latz, added,
“Our network of conveniently located, on-demand care centers and virtual capabilities have uniquely positioned us to provide critical support to communities and industries across the country during the pandemic. We are proud to team up with American Airlines as they welcome more of their travelers safely back to the skies.”
American Airlines’ purpose is to “care for people on life’s journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.
Source: American Airlines