Corendon Airlines is the first European carrier to offer a child-free zone on its planes. Beginning in November, the airline’s flights between Amsterdam and the Caribbean island of Curaçao will operate in the new “Only Adult” zone, which is only available to passengers over the age of 16.
Beginning in November, the airline’s flights between Amsterdam and the Caribbean island of Curaçao will operate in the new “Only Adult” zone, which is only available to passengers over the age of 16.
With 93 seats, or roughly 20% of the aircraft’s total 432 seats, the adult section will be fairly enormous. It will be fascinating to watch how many people pay an extra €45 each way to sit there since the seats in this area will be the same as those throughout the rest of the aircraft.
Atilay Uslu, the founder of Corendon, said, We constantly work to meet the wide range of needs of our passengers on our flights. We are honoured to have introduced the Only Adult zone first on a Dutch airline, as it is designed to accommodate passengers looking for a little more peace and quiet while flying. Additionally, we think that by providing this service, parents who are taking a trip with young kids will benefit since they will be able to relax and enjoy the flight without worrying about their small ones making a little more noise.
Child-free zones are already available on other foreign airlines. AirAsia X, a Malaysian airline, introduced a “Quiet Zone” in 2013, prohibiting passengers under the age of 12 from sitting in the first seven rows of the economy. In the same year, the Singapore-based Scoot airline introduced “Scoot in Silence,” which also restricted children under the age of 12 from an area up front.