Top air quality apps for business travelers

Prepare for your next trip with real-time air quality information at your fingertips.

Only 10% of the world’s population breathes clean air, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That means the chance of a business traveler being exposed to air pollution is highly likely.  The air quality apps in this list can help travel managers, travel teams and business travelers check pollution levels at destinations worldwide.

Air quality report for business travelers

BCD Travel’s Inform report on air quality warns travel managers about the risks of air pollution for business travelers. Here’s what travel management teams can do to educate and help protect travelers.

Air Quality / Air Visual


  • More than 10,000 cities around the world in 80+ countries


  • Historical, real-time and forecast air pollution and weather data
  • Health recommendations and relevant information for sensitive groups with asthma or other respiratory (pulmonary) diseases
  • Auto-location and smart alerts
  • Option to link air quality monitors to the app
  • Live monitoring of key pollutants, including ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide
  • Access U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate readings for China

Air Quality by Plume Labs


  • Global air quality coverage for every urban area on earth


  • Real-time pollution levels and forecasts (hour by hour over the next 24 hours)
  • Pollution alerts
  • Customized health recommendations from environmental AI
  • Historical air quality data and timelines
  • City-by-city air quality comparisons

Air Quality: Real time AQI


  • More than 8,000 air quality measurement stations and 60 countries worldwide


  • Real-time air quality information
  • Hourly updated air quality index and fine dust (PM2.5 and PM10) measurements
  • Multiple air quality data sources, including U.S. Embassy data (PM 2.5) for Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou. The China Ministry Environment Pollution Department data (PM 10) is used for all other cities in China. Hong Kong and Taiwan use their respective environmental agencies for PM2.5 data. Singapore National Environment Agency PM2.5 data is used in country. For the other countries, please refer to the website.

Air Matters (formerly “China Air Quality Index”)


  • More than 10,000 measuring stations in more than 50 countries


  • Real-time broadcasting of air quality information for more than 180 countries
  • Pollen data and forecast for United States and Europe
  • iMessage extension: Share air quality information in a conversation
  • Option to link air quality monitors to the app

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