Safety comes first at Hong Kong Airlines

posted on 1st June 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Safety comes first at Hong Kong Airlines

To help travellers book with confidence and fly with assurance, Hong Kong Airlines has introduced the following to enhance our customer experience.

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Mandatory face covering 

It is a requirement to wear a face covering or mask when flying with Hong Kong Airlines. Face covering must be worn during check-in, boarding, at all times on board except when eating or drinking or requested by the crew in an emergency situation. 

Travellers are also highly recommended to wear their face covering when moving around the airport for extra protection.

Contact-free check-in and boarding

Passengers are encouraged to use Hong Kong Airlines’ online check-in service up to 24 hours before their scheduled departure. Self-service check-in kiosks are currently available if departing from Hong Kong or Beijing.

To help maintain personal hygiene at the airport, hand sanitizer is available at all Hong Kong Airlines check-in areas, ticketing counters, transfer desks, and boarding gates. 

Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres is encouraged, especially when queuing for check-in, boarding or disembarking.

For customers checking in at the airport, our check-in team will ask for a current contact number if we don’t already have this. This will assist health authorities with tracking and tracing measures if required.

To comply with regulatory requirements, temperature checks for passengers will be conducted at the boarding gate for Mainland China flights.

Boarding will be conducted by rows to avoid overcrowding at the door and travellers will be asked to scan their own boarding pass.

On board

Studies have shown that transmission risk is low on board as modern aircraft come with built-in cabin air filtration systems equipped with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.

As an added precaution, Hong Kong Airlines has an enhanced cleaning programme in place to ensure that the cabins are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before departure. Approved aircraft cleaning and disinfectant products are used to wipe and fog all customer and crew areas.

Sanitizing wipes will be available on request should passengers wish to wipe down their seating area.

To minimise interaction on board, cabin activity will be limited and inflight catering services remain suspended until further notice. 

Disembarking

All passengers should remain seated until they are called to disembark by rows to avoid overcrowding in the cabin.