Croatia Airlines, a member of Star Alliance and a national carrier of Croatia, announced that as of May 4th, all passengers are required to wear protective face covers on all flights.
Following the decisions and instructions of the public health and civil aviation authorities, the company has taken this precautionary measure to reduce the potential risk of coronavirus transmission in flight. Under the new measure, passengers are required to come on flights with face masks or headgear and use them throughout their stay in the cabin of the aircraft. Acceptable face covers include two-layer cotton face masks, medical (surgical) face masks, and filter half masks with and without valve.
In order to protect the health of passengers and staff, the company continues to implement many other measures already implemented. Cabin crew members who come in direct contact with passengers and ground staff are provided with adequate protective equipment, the aircraft are disinfected daily, enhanced hygiene measures are carried out during regular cleaning of the passenger cabin, and various disinfectants are available to staff. It should also be emphasized that the aircraft are equipped with high quality filters for the purification of air in the passenger compartment, which is supplied with constant flow from the atmosphere and the air in the passenger compartment circulates vertically.
From May 11 this year, Croatia Airlines will begin the partial renewal of flights within Croatia by introducing two daily flights (morning and evening) on the routes Zagreb - Split - Zagreb and Zagreb - Dubrovnik - Zagreb, and the new measure of wearing protective masks also applies to currently the only international flights operated on the Zagreb - Frankfurt - Zagreb route once a day.
Since the beginning of the epidemiological crisis, no cases of infection have been reported on Croatia Airlines flights, and the company will continue to adapt to the current situation and the official decisions and instructions of public health and regulatory authorities.
Travelers can find all the important information and news on the company's website at www.croatiaairlines.com
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