Belgium, Europe: Brussels Airlines has eased all of the mask mandates inside the cabin of the planes, according to a corporate report.
A representative for Brussels Airlines shared the information, “This extends the experience at the airport, where the face covers have not been mandatory for some time, to the plane itself.”
As per the airline, the passengers are less likely to get ill while travelling in an aeroplane as compared to in the terminal.
Moreover, the spokesperson stated, “The plane has always been a place where the risk of infection is very less, thanks to advanced air filtering systems.”
The majority of the doctors have reported that the robust HEPA filtration systems onboard aircraft only provide protection while the aircraft engines are running.
Along with this, when sitting on the tarmac, boarding and refuelling, the aircraft offered no protection against Covid-19 infection.
However, a maximum number of the major airlines are now allowing passengers to travel without wearing facial masks. The major airline chiefs have expressed their doubts over the effectiveness of masks in aircraft.
Most airlines have relaxed the mandatory masks altogether:
The maximum number of the major airlines have lifted up the mandatory face masks. United Airlines, Delta, America, Airlines, Southwest, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit as well as the, and others all relaxed their need in the month of April.
Furthermore, European airlines have been more prudent while lifting up the rules and regulations on face masks.
The majority of the airlines give permission for the optional wearing of masks, so long as the destination country does not legally need them worn for the flight duration.
In addition, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, EasyJet, KLM, Norweigian, Icelandair, as well as others have also made the decision to drop all of the mandatory face masks.
Meanwhile, in Belgium, low-cost charter airline TUI was the very first that get rid of the mandatory facial masks.
On the other hand, face masks may no longer be needed for flights in Belgium, but they are still required in some foreign airports.