In a quest for tranquility, the European airline Corendon Airlines is set to establish exclusive adult-only zones in select long-haul flights, requiring an additional fee.
Embracing Tranquility: Corendon Airlines Create Child-Free Zones for a Serene Travel Experience
For a more peaceful journey, numerous tourism stakeholders share the perspective that traveling without young children is a guarantee of serenity. Parallel to adult-only hotels, an increasing number of airlines are designating sections within their aircraft where younger passengers are not allowed. This practice is now being embraced by the Dutch division of Corendon Airlines, a Turkish airline company. Starting this autumn, their Airbus A350 aircraft operating between Amsterdam and the Caribbean island of Curaçao will feature a zone exclusively for passengers aged 16 and above.
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This designated area, positioned at the front of the aircraft, will consist of nine XL seats and 93 standard seats, out of a total of 432 seats. A surcharge ranging from €45 to €100 will grant access to this space, which will be physically separated from the rest of the plane using curtains and partitions. Atilay Uslu, the founder of the Corendon group, aims to cater to travelers seeking a bit more tranquility during their flight.
“Quiet zones” already in place on Asian carriers
With this move, Corendon Airlines becomes the first European carrier to establish child-free areas, emulating initiatives undertaken by several Asian airlines. Since 2013, many of AirAsia’s A330 aircraft have designated “quiet zones” where only children aged 13 and older are permitted. In a similar vein, Japan Airlines has introduced a feature since 2021 that allows passengers to see, during the booking process, the seats that will be occupied by children under two years old. This enables passengers desiring a quieter environment to choose seats a few rows away. Notably, this option covers children up to the age of two, but does not account for those who are two years and one day old—much to the understanding of all parents, who know that they can also be quite noisy.
passengers aboard Corendon Airlines’ Airbus A350 flights between Amsterdam and the captivating Caribbean island
Starting this autumn, passengers aboard Corendon Airlines’ Airbus A350 flights between Amsterdam and the captivating Caribbean island of Curaçao will have the option to reserve seats in these exclusive zones. Situated at the forefront of the aircraft, these zones will offer nine extra-large seats and ninety-three standard seats, carefully selected to ensure both comfort and tranquility. To access this unique space, passengers can opt to pay a surcharge ranging from €45 to €100, which will grant them the privilege of enjoying the child-free environment.