Norwegian drops face mask requirements on its aircraft for the time being

The airline NorwegianThe airline Norwegian.Photo: Norway Today Media

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Norwegian planned to introduce mandatory face masks onboard its aircraft from next week. Now the company is holding off.

– “We will wait for European Aviation Authorities (Easa) updated recommendations on infection control measures onboard aircraft before we possibly introduce requirements for the use of face masks,” says Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, Director of Information, Norwegian Friday.

This past Wednesday, it was announced that both Norwegian and SAS will introduce requirements for passengers to use face masks on board their aircraft from next week.

The passengers had to bring their own face masks.

The new guidelines came after the Reuters news agency reported that the European Commission would recommend mandatory face masks on aircraft, thus the center seats of the aircraft need not be empty.

So for the time being Norwegian will not enforce this until further notice.

– “The most important measure to prevent infection is a good distance, and we are able to take good care of our travelers and colleagues. We assume Easa will make its recommendation within a few days,” says Sandaker-Nielsen.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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