The new change goes into effect from the 11th of May 2020.
The move comes in line with French authorities making the wearing of a mask compulsory on public transport. If you’re planning to travel with the airline, you will need to ensure you have at least one (or more masks) for your trip.
As usual, if you’re planning to travel, you will be notified of this requirement.
In addition, the airline is implementing physical distancing on board where possible. The airline states
On most flights, the current low load factors make it possible to separate customers as required. In cases where this is not possible, requiring all passengers and crew to wear masks ensures adequate health protection.
Like some airlines, Air France has already made the wearing of masks by its crew members and agents compulsory. In addition, Plexiglas protection screens are being installed at airports. Onboard clearing has been stepped up, with the disinfection of all surfaces in contact with customers such as armrests, tables and screens, along with the spraying of an approved virucidal product.
Onboard, the service offer has been modified. On domestic flights and short flights in Europe, meal and beverage services have been suspended. On long-haul flights, cabin service is limited and preference is given to individually wrapped products.
Just one question…
… where can you get those rather natty masks Air France have in their picture…?
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