Philippine AirAsia, Inc. on Thursday said it was working to include a vaccine information verification feature in its mobile app “AirAsia Super App.”

“The Travel Health Icon will soon be made available to all passengers through the AirAsia Super App and the AirAsia website for desktop users,” the low-cost carrier said in an e-mailed statement.

The airline said it was collaborating with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the project.

“The DICT recently developed VaxCertPH for the Department of Health (DoH) to help verify legitimacy and certify a passenger’s vaccination status,” it added.

“This is also in compliance with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines on the issuance of digital vaccine certificates.”

The inclusion of the new mobile app feature is seen as a means of supporting the immediate and swift recovery of the airline industry as well as the country’s tourism sector, Philippines AirAsia Chief Executive Officer Ricardo P. Isla said.

“It further defines the digital direction of our company. We will continue to create and develop system enhancements which will level up the digital travel experience of our guests,” he added.

At the same time, the new app feature is seen to add another layer of security and safety across all domestic flights and airports in the Philippines.

“While we are all looking forward to the trial phase of the special feature of the app in the Philippines, we are also exploring future enhancements such as making RT-PCR Test or Antigen test results available on the Super App in the near future,” Mr. Isla said. — Arjay L. Balinbin