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Wed, 10 June 2020

Korean Air to Implement Zonal Boarding

Korean Air has implemented a zonal boarding system for all economy class passengers on domestic and international routes.

The airline previously used to board customers by row number, but will now instead use zonal boarding which it is hoped will help with social distancing requirements.

Both systems are very common with airlines around the world as they help to ensure that passengers seated at the back of the aircraft are boarded first.

Korean Air's planes will be subdivided into three or four zones depending on their size, and the zone number will be clearly printed on passengers boarding passes.

Korean Air Airbus A220-300 (formerly the Bombardier CS300) preparing to taxi to the runway for takeoff while an Airbus A330 in the background takes to the sky. Picture taken at Gimpo International Airport on 17 October 2018 by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

While rear row passengers are to board first, passengers with infants or children, the elderly and those needing special assistance, will be permitted to pre-board regardless of their zone.

To emphasize social distancing measures that are in place, there will also be floor markers at the gate floor for international flights so that passengers can keep their distance while waiting to board the aircraft.

Passengers and employees are required to wear face masks and Korean Air conducts temperature checks on passengers on all of its flights.

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