Passengers on all flights of KLM, the Dutch subsidiary of Air France KLM, should put on face masks throughout journey beginning on Monday, the airline stated in an announcement.
Like most main carriers, KLM has grounded virtually all its airplanes because of the coronavirus pandemic, however remains to be working a small variety of flights.
“Carrying facial safety throughout boarding and on board is necessary for KLM passengers. Passengers should be sure that they carry the required facial safety with them,” KLM stated. Passengers with out sufficient facial safety could also be refused boarding on the gate, it added.
The measure applies till 31 August 2020. Youngsters underneath 10 years of age are exempt.
The Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation (IATA), the physique representing international airways, has come out in favour of passengers sporting masks onboard, as debate intensifies over easy methods to get airways flying whereas respecting social-distancing guidelines following the coronavirus disaster.
Air France, the French subsidiary of Air France KLM, introduced the identical security precautions on Might 5, whereas Germany’s Lufthansa and Hungary’s low value Wizz Air are amongst different European airways to have already got made it obligatory to put on face masks on flights..
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