Out of all the industries hit by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s safe to say that the airline industry has taken the brunt of it. The closing of borders and social distancing rules has made airline practically unprofitable. That being said, with the recent lifting of restrictions and resumption of domestic flights, airlines can begin their recovery process.
The government has recently made in flight social distancing no longer mandatory and low-cost airline AirAsia Bhd has welcomed the move. According to them, the risk of infection while flying is very low.
“Planes have features that lower the risk of inflight infection such as High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that ensure the air inside planes is always clean, and the air quality is comparable to that in a hospital operating room,” chief executive officer Riad Asmat told Bernama.