The flight between Barcelona and Chicago is scheduled to return to operation on July 8, while flights between the Catalan capital and New York and Miami will not resume until October 25, sources from the North American company have explained to ACN.
This Friday, American Airlines has been the first line to reconnect the Peninsula and the United States with a flight between Dallas and Madrid since the coronavirus pandemic forced to leave the planes on the ground and suspend the vast majority of domestic and intercontinental flights. On the other hand, the airline will force passengers to wear a mask from May 11 and will reassign seats inside the plane.
The airline will force passengers to wear a mask starting May 11 and will reassign seats inside the plane.
The company’s Vice President of Sales and Distribution in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Tom Lattig, said that “strict cleaning procedures” are followed for both the aircraft and the areas the airline occupies at airports. According to Lattig, these procedures “meet or exceed” the guidelines for United States Disease Control (CDC).
For example, the frequency of cleaning the boarding area, counters, luggage service offices, and restrooms have been increased, while inside the devices apply a disinfectant approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, It provides disinfectants and wipes for the crew and renews the air in a period of between two and four minutes. Litig also highlighted in a statement that it represents “an important step as we begin to rebuild our international operation”.
Precisely, the president of the Association of Airlines, Javier Gandara, has indicated in an interview on Spanish Radio ‘Catalunya Radio’ that 95% of the flights have had to cancel since mid-March and that 5% have been for essential operations and transport of merchandise, including sanitary material.