Published on : Tuesday, May 5, 2020
The flag carrier and nation’s largest airline in Canada, Air Canada is going to take temperature of each and every passenger. As the airline transportation demand global action to enhance passenger confidence about flying, Air Canada is going to take this step in order to stop the spreading of COVID-19. The Canadian airline says that no one will be allowed to board its flights without consenting to, and passing, a departure temperature check. They are doing this in order to curb the spreading the coronavirus.
The passengers must also complete a health questionnaire, which will be assessed before they are cleared to board.
Air Canada said in a statement that this new programme is designed to reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19.
The airline is also guaranteeing that no economy passenger will find another traveller in the adjacent seat – at least until the end of June.
In a sweeping range of measures to contend with coronavirus, Air Canada has stopped offering pillows and blankets. But it is giving every passenger a “care kit” for hand cleaning and hygiene.
Calin Rovinescu, the president and CEO, said that while they are enthusiastic to see the reopening of the global economies and the restart of commercial aviation, the safety of each and every customers and employees is core value of Air Canada and they aim to set up the highest standards of hygiene, cleanliness and attention to public health guidelines.
Air Canada is currently flying daily from London Heathrow airport to its main hub in Toronto.
This airline company is also promising the “electrostatic spraying of cabin interiors” as well as the use of “hospital grade disinfectant” between flights to maintain cabin cleanliness. The airline’s inflight magazine, enRoute, has been removed from seatback pockets.