Young travellers, whose families are brave enough to fly away on a summer holiday with easyJet this year, will be able to choose between a comic book style Lion or futuristic Pilot face mask to wear during their flight. Like many airlines, easyJet has made it mandatory for crew and passengers to wear face masks when flights resume later this month. The airline hopes the masks will make flying safer when there’s little to no social distancing and also rebuild confidence in air travel amongst concerned passengers.
Irish artist Will Sliney, who’s best known for his work on the Marvel Spider-Man comics, as well as Star Wars is the creative force behind the project and said he hoped the masks would help children find their inner superhero. Thousands of the masks will be available once easyJet starts flying again on June 15.
“We know the airport environment could feel different and possibly daunting for younger travellers when flying initially resumes,” explained Captain David Morgan, easyJet’s Director of Flight Operations. “So, we hope these face masks help children enjoy flying with us over the summer and this makes things a little easier for parents too.”
easyJet said today that a slew of COVID-19 safety measures, including the face mask requirement will remain in force for as long as needed. Everyone will be expected to wear face masks during the entire travel journey, including while waiting at the gate, during boarding and at all times once onboard the plane.
Only children under the age of 6 years old, as well as passengers with certain medical issues will be exempt from the rules.
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