Emirates Launches New Safety Procedure

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 1216

As Dubai-based airlines Emirates, resumed service on 21 May, the airline introduced a list of new rules to ensure safety. The airline has launched a set of new procedures for passengers to follow, from the time they arrive at the airport. Here’s a list of all the new safety rules:

1. Inside The Airport

When passengers arrive at the airport, they’ll be handed complimentary hygiene kits that include masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes, and hand sanitizer. They will then undergo thermal temperature screening. Both gloves and masks are necessary for passengers and employees at all times.

Boarding will begin from the backside of the aircraft and will proceed by small numbers of people, to ensure social distancing and reduce interaction.

2. On Board

Onboard the aircraft, magazines, and other print reading materials are no longer available. In premium classes, comfort items like mattress, pillows, blankets, headphones, and toys are hygienically sealed. The cutlery used during meal service is sterilized before each use.

Passengers must check their cabin baggage and are only allowed to bring essential items like laptops, handbags, briefcases, and baby items on board. In addition, flights longer than one and a half hours will have a cabin service assistant who will clean and disinfect the airplane bathrooms every 45 minutes.

Cabin crew will also be fully outfitted in head-to-toe Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including face masks, face shields, and gloves.

Furthermore, cabin crew are also dropped and picked from their homes before and after every shift. Staff are put up in individual hotel rooms and layover have also been reduced. After every flight, crew members must be on a mandatory quarantine in their homes for 14 days.