A COVID-19 passport app developed by biometrics company Daon and used by Aer Lingus has gained 1.5 million users.
As reported by The Business Post, the app, which is called VeriFLY, provides a way for businesses and organisations including airlines, hospitality groups and sports bodies to vet COVID-19 vaccination certificates and test verification details, and it is currently facilitating tens of thousands of COVID-19 test and vaccine verification checks daily, according to the company.
Daon Chief Executive Statements
The Business Post quotes Daon chief executive Tom Grissen as saying, "Travellers and event attendees around the world have turned to VeriFLY to assist in their life journeys as we begin to see a return to normality.
"The ability to accept a vaccine health credential will accelerate opportunities to resume activities we’ve all dearly missed."
Airlines And Other Companies Using VeriFLY
In addition to Aer Lingus, airlines that are providing the app for their passengers reportedly include British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines and Japan Airlines, and the Hyatt hotel group reportedly provides the service for its meetings and conventions, while USA Gymnastics is reportedly using it with its athletes.
Aer Lingus Statements
Aer Lingus reportedly has a section on its website that explains how VeriFLY works.
The airlines reportedly states, "We've partnered with VeriFLY, a secure travel pass app that allows you to upload your travel documents and have them checked and verified before you fly. We will e-mail you before your scheduled departure date if this service is available for the route(s) in your booking."
Aer Lingus reportedly states that when customers download the app it will guide them through the travel documents needed for their trip and these can then be uploaded, and VeriFLY will process them and confirm whether they are valid for travel.
The airline reportedly says, "When your documents have been verified, you’ll enjoy faster check-in at the airport, using a dedicated VeriFLY lane."
Billionaire financier Dermot Desmond founded Daon, of which he is also owner and chairman, in 2000, and its software has reportedly been used by both US Homeland Security and Dublin Airport immigration clearance as well as by Mastercard.
Daon is based in Fairfax, Virginia, and also has offices in Dublin, Canberra and Belgrade.
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