27-Mar-2020 9:15 AM

Lufthansa and Eurowings block neighbouring seats in economy to ensure social distancing measures

Lufthansa and Eurowings announced (26-Mar-2020) plans to introduce further measures to ensure physical distance between passengers during their journey to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Effective 27-Mar-2020, neighbouring seats in economy class and premium economy will be blocked and remain free on all services from Germany. The measures also apply to movements within Germany but not services departing from the country in order to ensure as many people as possible are able to be repatriated on capacity remaining. In addition, Lufthansa and Eurowings services at domestic airports will only be handled at building positions wherever possible given the existing airport infrastructure and official regulations, in order 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 in the last few days. Both measures will currently apply until 19-Apr-2020. [more - original PR - Lufthansa Group] [more - original PR - Eurowings]

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