Vistara in-flight services modified; get set for PPE wearing cabin crew

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Apr 30, 2020, 06:56 PM IST

Keeping in mind the strict implementation of social distancing norms due to the spread of novel coronavirus, Tata SIA joint venture Vistara airlines on Thursday announced temporary changes in its in-flight products and services to minimise the touchpoints of human contact on board by up to 80 per cent during the post-lockdown period. 

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Reduction in meal choices:

Reduction in meal choices:


The service alterations in domestic flights' premium economy class and economy class include reduction in meal choices and withdrawal of services like onboard sales, welcome drink, hot meals and hot beverages, Vistara stated.

Starbucks coffee and Turkish towels will not be served in business class and premium economy class, the airline said in a statement. (Photo: PTI)
 

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Sealed water bottles:

Sealed water bottles:

As per the data the Water-pouring facility will be replaced with a distribution of 200ml sealed water bottles on all flights, and cold refreshments will be served to customers in premium economy and economy cabins, including to customers opting for economy lite fares. (Photo: Reuters)

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International flight services:

International flight services:

Services on international flights will also be reviewed accordingly to curtail contact with customers, the airline said. (Photo: Reuters)

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Training cabin crew members:

Training cabin crew members:

Vistara said its cabin crew members were receiving appropriate training on minimising their chances of contracting or spreading the coronavirus. (Photo: Reuters)

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Employee and passenger safety:

Employee and passenger safety:

Cabin crew members will undergo thermal screenings before the departure and arrival of flights, and will be quarantined/tested if any colleagues or passengers show symptoms of infection or test positive for COVID-19. (Photo: Reuters)

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Cabin crew wearing PPE:

Cabin crew wearing PPE:

The cabin crew will wear personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks and disposable gloves, at all times, it said. To further reduce the risk of spreading the virus by touch, the airline said it had temporarily removed in-flight magazines and other reading materials from its aircraft fleet. (Photo: Reuters)

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Coronavirus in India:

Coronavirus in India:

India has been under lockdown since March 25 to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has infected more than 33,000 people and killed 1,074 people in the country so far. (With PTI inputs, photo: Reuters)