Airlines will, of course, continue to connect continents and people, economies and cultures, because they play an essential role in sharing knowledge and in the perpetual progress of our global society. It is impossible to imagine the world we dream of without air transport. However, the crisis facing our industry must lead us to rethink the way it works, even reinventing itself in several respects.
As we know, the aircraft is the safest means of transport. Since its origins, players across the aviation industry have been pioneers in the field of safety, developing and sharing new technologies to make air travel ever more reliable. Today, we must extend the concept of aviation safety to include health and hygiene, to assume a vital new responsibility in the world that is opening up to us. At Air France-KLM, we have been working tirelessly since the beginning of the crisis to do just this. The Group's airlines have taken stringent measures to guarantee the highest level of health and safety, taking passengers’ temperatures, wearing masks, ensuring the highest levels of cabin air quality, and implementing additional disinfection measures wherever possible. To remain a preferred means of transport in tomorrow's world, air travel must ensure health and hygiene safety remains just as much a priority as the strict physical safety of our passengers.