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Asia-Pacific carriers promote in-flight social distancing to allure cu…


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  • date : 20-03-24 11:29
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Hong Kong - Airlines across the Asia-Pacific region are taking new measures to encourage customers to fly amid the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.

The new measures include in-flight social distancing, mandatory body temperature checks and requiring passengers to wear masks during the whole flight except food and drink consumption.

Cathay Pacific and Virgin Australia offer passengers the option of sitting next to a vacant seat. Air New Zealand says it is a compulsory arrangement for the airline. It appeared that every Air New Zealand passenger gets a window seat and all other seats to either side of the aisle are blocked.

The team is working on amending seat maps and implementing restrictions on sales for flights to allow distancing. This will remove significant seat capacity, especially on regional services,

Cam Wallace, Air New Zealand's chief revenue officer, said in a Twitter post.

Taiwan’s China Airlines and Eva Air announced that passengers with a temperature of over 37.5 degrees Celsius would be rejected boarding.

Airlines in the world have already rolled out a range of measures including disinfection of the planes after landing, making cabin crews work with gloves and masks, removing blankets, magazines, and pillows, and adding safeguards to the in-flight food and drink service.

(quoted from AirLiner Watch)