Emirates Airlines initiates its flights from Dubai, these will be heading to nine different locations across the globe. This decision also comes with a hygiene kit for all passengers, along with new safety procedures in place for travelers.
From May 21, Emirates is flying to Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Paris, Sydney, and Toronto, with flights scheduled on these routes until June 30.
Once the passengers check-in their flights, they will be given free hygiene kits. The kits include face masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes, and hand sanitizer. The gloves and masks must be worn at the airport. Face masks are made mandatory while boarding Emirates flights.
Additional Safety Measures
Thermal temperature scanning will provide a barrier to prevent the spread of coronavirus. these are some of the additional safety measures adopted for passengers and employees.
However, keeping in mind the pandemic situation. Online check-in for all flights remains suspended. The seats are allocated on social distancing measures where possible. Families can request to be in the same group when they check-in.
Emirates boarding procedures
The boarding procedures have also been set to facilitate customers in these COVID-19 times:
- Passengers will now enter the aircraft by row rather than zone, from the back to the front. Emirates boarding members will assist in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Waiting areas have been designed to allow for social distancing.
- Travelers in transit through the airport onto another flight will have to go through thermal screening. They will be replenished with new hygiene kits before going on to a connecting flight.
- One crew member has been added to all flights with over 90 minutes. The new member, will be responsible for sanitation of lavatories cleaned every 45 minutes.
- Business-class passengers will be served with sterilized before each use.
- Items such as mattresses, pillows, blankets, headphones, and toys will be hygienically sealed before use.
Adel Al Redha – COO Emirates, said “We are working with all the stakeholders in Dubai – including the airport, immigration, health and aviation authorities to implement such measures, and we will continue to review and consult expert advice for any development and changes.
We are all aware that we have to adapt to different practices during this pandemic in our day to day activities.”