PARIS (Reuters) – The French airline Air France must require that all passengers on board its flights wear masks from May 11 to comply with the French government’s directives on COVID-19 protection measures.
The company said in a statement that passengers should provide the masks themselves and should keep them on for the duration of their flight.
The major airlines, including Lufthansa, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, have already mandated face masks for all passengers.
Airlines around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-10 pandemic and the resulting slowdown in air travel and are now seeking to reassure customers about the safety of their flights.
Some, however, resisted proposals to reduce the number of passengers on each flight to ensure social distance, saying it would not be economical.
(Report by Laurence Frost; written by Christian Lowe; edited by Jason Neely)