Emirates Airline adopts new safety measures as flights resume to 48 destinations
Emirates airline has unveiled new measures it has put in place for the entire travel journey for the care of both employees and passengers.
The new measures have been implemented with the resumption of scheduled flights to currently 48 destinations.
In a statement on twitter, Emirates airline said: “Emirates is unique in the industry to have a dedicated crew member ensuring the highest standards of onboard cleanliness on every flight. Learn more about Emirates’ health and safety measures at every step of the travel journey: http://Emirates.com/yoursafety”
Chief Operating Officer Adel Al Redha said: “Emirates is implementing a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the traveller’s journey, to enhance the sanitisation of all touchpoints, and ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees. The risk of catching an infection on an aircraft is already very low, but we have spared no effort in reviewing and redesigning every step, from check-in to disembarkation. Every measure implemented is an additional reduction in risk, and taken altogether, our aim is really to make flying as safe as possible.”
At Check In where complimentary hygiene kits to be given to every passenger at Dubai International Airport as well as on flights to Dubai. Each hygiene kit includes masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser.
The gloves and masks are mandatory for all passengers and employees at the airport in Dubai, while only masks are mandated on the flights. At the airport, thermal scanners at various areas monitor the temperatures of all passengers and employees. Physical distancing indicators have been placed on the ground and at waiting areas to help passengers maintain the necessary distance at check-in, immigration, boarding and transfer areas. The airport team has also installed protective barriers at each check-in desk and immigration counter to provide additional safety reassurance to passengers and employees during interaction over the counter.
At Boarding the sequence has been staggered and passengers board by row, from the last row to the first, in small numbers. The waiting area has also been modified to ensure all customers observe social distancing. Emirates boarding agents, dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE), will facilitate the boarding sequence. The boarding gates are deep cleaned and disinfected after the boarding of every flight.
While On Board all cabin crew will be fully kitted out in PPEs. To uphold the highest standards of safety and hygiene, Emirates has added a cabin service assistant (CSA) to the crew complement on flights over one an a half hours. The CSAs will ensure lavatories are cleaned at frequent intervals of every 45 minutes, and each lavatory has been equipped with sanitising soap and hand washing instructions. To minimise the risk of infection by touch, magazines and print reading material will not be available.