On June 9, we released our Safety Above All program and have been educating governments and guests on the investments and enhancements our airline has been making to ensure the safest travel journey.
As a global airline in a global sector, we are committed to ensuring our protocols are consistent with the best practices and advice available to us from around the world. This is why we are adopting the IATA’s guidance for global aviation health and safety and implementing its recommendations with respect to seat distancing effective July 1, 2020.
IATA’s guidance supports the removal of seat distancing as the following protections are provided in the cabin:
- The installation of HEPA filters to help clean recirculated air (all WestJet aircraft are equipped with HEPA filters and fresh air is introduced every 2-3 minutes)
- The physical barrier of seat backs
- The direction of airflow from ceiling to floor reduces the forward and backward movement of air
Statement on seat distancing
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