The DfT has suggested airlines “limit duty free or other non-essential product sales on board and accompany these with procedures to minimise the contact between crew and passengers.”
They also suggest carriers “reduce the food and drink service” and reduce “movement of passengers within aircraft.”
The DfT told consumer site Which? that the purpose of limiting trolley services is to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus by limiting interaction between passengers and cabin crew in line with guidance from European Aviation Safety Agency and the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
Despite this, Ryanair will continue to sell food and drink.
Meanwhile, fellow budget airline, Wizz Air, which resumed flights from London Luton Airport last month, is continuing to offer a full trolley service with passengers able to buy duty-free items and gifts on-board.
This contrasts to the decisions of other major airlines.
Published at Sat, 20 Jun 2020 03:01:00 +0000