Qatar Airways to introduce touchless leisure know-how

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Feb 22, 2021

Qatar Airways will quickly introduce touchless know-how on its flights as a manner of defending its passengers towards the coronavirus.

The Doha-based airline’s Zero Touch know-how permits passengers to entry in-flight leisure with out touching the display on the seat in entrance of them, as is customary on flights. Instead, they can pair a telephone or different digital system to Qatar’s leisure system through Wi-Fi and navigate by way of the choices on their units. It additionally permits for passengers to make use of their very own Bluetooth headphones, Qatar Airways mentioned in a press launch final week.

The touchless choice is anticipated to be rolled out from late March onward, a Qatar Airways spokeswoman advised Al-Monitor on Sunday.

COVID-19 can dwell for a time on numerous surfaces, however well being consultants have but to find out if surface-to-person is a possible type of transmission. Airlines around the globe, together with Qatar, are nonetheless deep cleansing and disinfecting cabins in between flights anyway.

Qatar Airways is exclusive amongst Gulf carriers in that it by no means stopped often scheduled passenger flights final yr at first of the pandemic. The airline is presently flying to round 130 locations. In January, Qatar Airways expanded flights to a number of US locations.