Air France has launched a new service which it says will offer customers “the certainty of knowing that they have all the health documents required for their trip before they arrive at the airport”.

The ‘Ready to Fly’ health document verification service sees passengers on eligible flights being sent an email “a few days before departure”, inviting them to upload their health documents on an Air France online platform.

These are then checked, and, if complete and correct, a confirmation message is sent to the customer, and their boarding passes marked with a “Ready to Fly” label.

The “free and optional” service has been tested over the last month, and is now available on routes from Paris to Corsica and French overseas destinations, with plans to roll it out to other destinations over the summer.

Last month fellow Skyteam member Delta launched a new ‘Fly Ready’ tool in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, allowing customers travelling in either direction between the US and UK to securely upload negative Covid-19 test certificates for upcoming flights.

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Air France recently outlined plans to ramp up its schedules over the coming months, with nearly 200 destinations set to be served this summer, including over 110 in France, Europe and North Africa.

The carrier is set to operate at 65 per cent capacity over July and August (compared to 2019 levels), a significant increase on the 40 per cent in May.

Air France to operate at 65 per cent capacity during July and August