COVID-19: Dana Air Set to Bring Social Distancing Onboard
In line with the preventive measures and guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria's Dana Air has joined airlines from across the world to bring social distancing onboard.
The Nigerian airlines will keep the middle seats on its entire aircraft empty upon resumption of flights to forestall the spread of the coronavirus.
Dana Air will commence this initiative when flights resume, giving passengers some sense of security about their health and well-being when flying with the airline immediately after the pandemic.
The majority of Dana Air’s aircraft are configured with mainly three seats in a row, on either side of the aisle. The middle seats will be unoccupied so passengers can sit on the window and aisle seats to ensure some physical distancing onboard the airline’s flights.
The airline says it has made firm arrangements to ensure that its thorough cleaning and disinfection program continues.
However, it’s not yet clear when the airline will resume flight operations. In a press statement released on 10 April, the airline said it had postponed flight resumption until further notice.
Dana Air is the latest airline to bring social distancing onboard its flights. Other airlines that have adopted this initiative include Lufthansa, SWISS, and Delta.