Air Canada has announced that Cleveland Clinic will provide medical advisory services as the airline further develops biosafety measures across its operations. The airline will have access to the local expertise of Cleveland Clinic Canada as well as clinical expertise from Cleveland Clinic’s worldwide enterprise system.
Samuel Elfassy, vice president, safety at Air Canada, said that: “As airline travel adapts to a new normal, we are taking another leadership role via our partnership with renowned Cleveland Clinic which enables Air Canada to leverage the strategic insight, advice, resources and recommendations of the world’s leading medical community to further develop protocols, guidelines and standards validated with science-based evidence in our ongoing COVID-19 response.”
And Elfassy added: “We are committed in our ongoing strategy of continually developing multiple layers of measures for our customers and employees alike.”
Air Canada has been at the forefront of the airline industry in responding to COVID-19, including being among the first carriers globally to require face coverings onboard and the first airline in the Americas to take customers’ temperatures prior to boarding. In May, it introduced a comprehensive program, Air Canada CleanCare+, to apply industry leading biosafety measures at each stage of the journey.