Middle seats to be kept empty on planes

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There will be one empty seat between each passenger on every row on Norwegian flights in the near future.

This is stated in a guide from the Directorate of Health with the Aviation Protection Council for Aviation, published in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

“There is good replacement and filtration of the air in the aircraft cabin, and it is possible to limit contact between employees and passengers. Therefore, the health authorities’ general recommendation for at least one meter distance between persons can be waived. One empty seat between each passenger provides sufficient distance, and so does the aisle, the guide states.

In general, passengers and staff are asked to follow the general advice on hand and cough hygiene, and everyone who is ill must stay home.

The airlines are also asked to provide plenty of time to refill and empty aircraft.

“In an extensive country like Norway, aviation is an important part of the transport service. It should be safe to travel by air, and both travelers and employees should feel safe from contamination both in the air and on the ground,” said Transport Minister Knut Arild Hareide (KrF).

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