An airline has sparked a controversial debate after banning all babies and kids from their child-free zones.
Praised by some and slammed by others, Corendon is a Turkish leisure airline that introduced ‘Only Adult’ zones on some of its long-haul flights.
According to the carrier, the feature will first be available to those traveling from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao via A350 flights.
To make sure passengers who prefer peace and quiet during flights will be totally relaxed, the airline introduced a special section consisting of 93 standard seats and 9 XL seats.
The entire area is considered child-free and will only be accessible to those above the age of 16.
The airline further confirmed that the area will be walled off from the rest of the plane to create a “shielded environment that contributes to a calm and relaxed flight.”
“This zone in the aircraft is intended for passengers traveling without children and for business travelers who want to work in a quiet environment.
At the same time, the introduction of the Only Adult zone also has a positive effect for parents with children.They don’t have to worry as much about possible reactions from fellow passengers if their child is a bit busier or cries,” the airline explained.
The carrier’s founder added: “On board our flights, we always strive to respond to the different needs of our customers. We are also the first Dutch airline to introduce the Only Adult zone, because we cater to travelers looking for some extra peace of mind during their flight.
“We also believe this can have a positive effect on parents travelling with small children. They can enjoy the flight without worrying if their children make more noise.”
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