- Chidozie Uzoezie
COVID-19: Lufthansa and Eurowings Bring Social Distancing Onboard
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Lufthansa and Eurowings have brought social distancing onboard to mitigate against the spread of the deadly virus.
The measure which is taken to ensure physical distance between passengers onboard during their journey, took effect from 27 March 2020. It will apply until 19 April 2020.
On flights operated by both airlines, neighbouring seats in Economy and Premium Economy classes are now blocked and remain free on all flights from Germany. This also applies to flights within Germany.
This regulation does not apply on flights to Germany, because the airlines top priority remains returning as many people as possible to their home country.
In addition, henceforth, all Lufthansa and Eurowings flights at domestic airports will only be handled at building positions wherever possible given the existing airport infrastructure and official regulations.
This measure intends to help passengers avoid having to take bus trips. Where this is not possible at short notice, twice as many buses will be operating, which has also been the case for the last few days.
Lufthansa and Eurowings have already taken numerous measures to increase the distance between passengers, for example at check-in counters or when boarding and disembarking from the aircraft.