Norwegian ramps up its recovery and outlines its onboard biosecurity measures

    Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA announced (17-Jun-2020) plans to operate 76 services across Europe in Jul-2020, compared to 13 domestic routes operated on 17-Jul-2020. The airline will increase its fleet on domestic services from eight to 20 aircraft. The airline also outlined (17-Jun-2020) the following biosecurity measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection:

    • Travellers who are six years and older must use a facemask when travelling;
    • Passengers will be asked to keep their distance during boarding and deboarding;
    • Hand luggage should be placed under the seat in front to minimise queuing in the cabin. Hand luggage that is too big to be placed under the seat in front needs to be checked in beforehand;
    • Passengers will be seated with as much distance between them as possible. The mid row seats will be the last to be occupied. Passengers and families travelling together will be seated together;
    • There is no catering on board to minimise the contact between customers and crew;
    • Norwegian will disinfect the aircraft thoroughly and have placed extra focus on contact points on board. [more – original PR]