Virus Impact: DGCA Asks Airlines To Try And Keep Middle Seats Vacant
Economy class seats of a Boeing passenger aircraft. (Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

Virus Impact: DGCA Asks Airlines To Try And Keep Middle Seats Vacant

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Monday asked airlines to allot seats in flights in such a manner that middle seats are kept vacant to the extent possible.

However, if a flyer has been allotted the middle seat due to high passenger load "then additional protective equipment like wrap-around gown of the Ministry of Textile approved standards" must be provided to that passenger in addition to three-layered face mask and face shield, said the DGCA order, which has been accessed by PTI.

India resumed its domestic passenger flights from May 25 after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. International commercial passenger flights continue to remain suspended in the country.

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