Bilal Ekşi, General Manager of Turkish Airlines (THY), who was suspended due to the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic and will start flying again in June, explained that there is no compelling decision that the side seats will remain empty in the aircraft.
Bilal Ekşi, General Manager of Turkish Airlines (THY), who was suspended due to the Corona virus epidemic and will start flying again in June, argued that there is no compelling decision that the side seats will remain empty in the aircraft.
Ekşi, who made a statement on his Twitter account, stated that there was no decision that the side seats would be empty in the planes that were suspended due to the Corona virus epidemic and will start flying again in June.
Ekşi said, “The question you wonder! Will the side seat be empty on airplanes?
Reply:In the aviation and health authorities; Aircraft ventilation systems, HEPA filters, and scientific research have not yet made a compelling decision for reasons such as the high risk of inflight transmission. ”
Ekşi also said, 'Is there a need to apply side seats in the aircraft?' answered the question as follows:
“For example, the European Civil Aviation Safety Agency EASA and the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention did not make it mandatory if the number of passengers is not recommended, if necessary, in the co-published publication of the ECDC”
Leaving an empty seat on flights to be carried out during the Corona virus epidemic is a topic discussed all over the world. According to the report in Retuers, an official from the Japan Civil Aviation Department said that no decision has yet been made on the matter.
European airline companies, on the other hand, resist leaving a seat vacant due to rising costs and decreasing number of passengers. Topi Manner, CEO of the Finnish airline company Finnair, said, “Airplanes are not social distances. It is necessary to reduce the risk. It is a good idea to wear a mask for this. ”