The XpresSpa Group said this week that its XpresCheck subsidiary had entered into a national partnership with United Airlines to offer COVID-19 testing services starting with Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Denver International Airport (DEN).
The agreement, which begins December 21, calls for XpresCheck testing to support United’s direct flights from EWR and DEN to Hawaii with rapid molecular testing services that can provide results in minutes.
Plans call for later adding tests for United flights to other cities, creating air bridges between more airports and vacation destinations, so travelers can return to safer travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are very pleased to support United’s efforts to provide their customers with more testing options to meet their destination entry requirements with our easy rapid molecular testing protocol and convenient on-site testing facilities,” said Doug Satzman, XpresSpa Group’s CEO. “Our partnership with United Airlines will start with select flights to Hawaii in two major hub airports and expand to additional cities as our plans continue to develop.”
Any passengers who are found to test positive from a rapid test are informed that they must exit the airport and self-isolate per CDC guidelines, along with anyone whom they are traveling with.
“United was the first to offer a customer COVID-19 testing program and we continue to lead the way in providing greater accessibility to more testing options,” said Toby Enqvist, chief customer officer. “Our partnership with XpresCheck represents another way we can continue to meet our customers’ needs and contribute to creating the safest travel experience possible.”