Airline introduces child-free zone on flights

Turkish-Dutch carrier Corendon Airlines is introducing an adults-only zone on flights to cater to passengers wanting child-free flights.

The dedicated section, restricted to passengers aged 16 and above, will offer extra legroom, walls and curtains for maximum tranquility.

Seat reservations in the adult-only zone will incur an additional cost, providing options for both affordable access and extra comfort.

The airline aims to meet customers’ diverse needs and provide extra peace of mind during their flight.

“On board our flights, we always strive to respond to the different needs of our customers,” Corendon founder Atilay Uslu said.

“We are also the first Dutch airline to introduce the adults-only zone, because we [are] trying to appeal to travellers looking for some extra peace of mind during their flight.”

The move aims to cater to passengers who cannot tolerate the sound of crying children while also creating a calming, distraction-free space for business travellers.

The adults-only zone will be implemented on flights between Amsterdam and Curacao, which can be a lengthy 10-hour journey.

Travel expert Brett Snyder commended Corendon Airlines’ adults-only zone, highlighting the appeal it holds for individuals seeking uninterrupted peace and quiet.

With the relatively low fee to access this section, passengers are provided with a space away from families, creating a more serene and enjoyable flying experience.

Low-cost Singaporean carrier Scoot also provides dedicated quiet areas on flights. Scoot’s quiet cabin is exclusively for travellers aged 12 and above, equipped with more legroom, adjustable headrests, and minimal distractions.

Not all airlines have embraced the idea of child-free zones. Malaysia Airlines initially announced a ban on children under 12 in the upper-level economy section of its Airbus A380 jets. However, the decision was later reversed, with the airline opting to accommodate families with children in that section if the lower deck was overcrowded.

Would you like to fly on a child-free flight? Or doesn’t it bother you? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. Child free zones, child free flights are what’s needed. With an abundance of ignorant parents and undisciplined brats coupled with flight attendants who don’t want to offend anyone, CHILD FREE FLIGHTS are a necessary these days. Jacka.

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