Air France has launched a new label designed to reassure customers of its commitment to health and safety in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The ‘Air France Protect’ label groups together the exceptional measures the airline has taken as a result of the pandemic, including the requirement to wear face masks inflight, which came into force last month.

Note that updated requirements from the French government mean that passengers must wear “surgical masks” on flights, rather than others which might be made out of cloth, as Air France explains in its FAQs here.

Other measures include boarding from the rear of the aircraft, the suspension of food and drinks services on domestic and short-haul European flights, and enhanced cleaning of aircraft surfaces.

Temperature checks are also being carried out on passengers prior to boarding.

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