SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — With the number new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus linked to clubs in Seoul’s Itaewon neighborhood growing by the day, the aviation industry has decided to strengthen its contactless services.
Jeju Air Co., South Korea’s biggest low-cost carrier, said it will introduce contact-free services, such as self-bar code recognition for passengers and sequential boarding by seat location starting Wednesday.
Accordingly, passengers of Jeju Air departing from domestic airports must scan the barcode on the bottom of the ticket at the boarding gate on their own.
Previously, an employee at the boarding gate received a passenger’s ticket and scanned the barcode.
Furthermore, the airline will also strictly distinguish the order of boarding by seat location in order to minimize contact between passengers when boarding.
In the past, passengers boarded on a first come first serve basis. Now passengers with priority boarding tickets will embark first, and then passenger will board one-by-one based on their seat number.
Customers traveling alone will only be assigned window and aisle seats if the seats are available depending on the booking circumstances.
If more than three people are travelling together, they will sit in a row or two, but rows in front and behind will be cleared to secure enough in-flight distance between passengers.
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