By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
Emirates has joined the list of airlines globally that now requires their flight attendants to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during flights. Their PPE includes a protective disposable gown over their uniforms, and a safety visor, in addition to masks and gloves. This comes after Emirates has enhanced its precautionary measures to ensure the health safety of all travelers and the flight.
Since flight attendants have direct contact with passengers the longest, they stand the highest risk of being infected by CoviD-19 which prompted airlines to go beyond a face mask in protecting their crew.
Eva Air of Taiwan was first to announce that they will be providing PPEs for their cabin crew. Philippine Airlines (PAL) was the second airline to provide PPEs to their cabin crew especially for those who fly special repatriation flights.