Qatar Airways will quickly introduce touchless know-how on its flights as a method of defending its passengers towards the coronavirus.
The Doha-based airline’s Zero Contact know-how permits passengers to entry in-flight leisure with out touching the display on the seat in entrance of them, as is customary on flights. As a substitute, they can pair a telephone or different digital gadget to Qatar’s leisure system by way of Wi-Fi and navigate by way of the choices on their units. It additionally permits for passengers to make use of their very own Bluetooth headphones, Qatar Airways stated in a press launch final week.
The touchless choice is predicted to be rolled out from late March onward, a Qatar Airways spokeswoman informed Al-Monitor on Sunday.
COVID-19 can reside for a time on varied surfaces, however well being consultants have but to find out if surface-to-person is a probable type of transmission. Airways all over the world, together with Qatar, are nonetheless deep cleansing and disinfecting cabins in between flights anyway.
Qatar Airways is exclusive amongst Gulf carriers in that it by no means stopped repeatedly scheduled passenger flights final 12 months at the beginning of the pandemic. The airline is presently flying to round 130 locations. In January, Qatar Airways expanded flights to a number of US locations.