Aer Lingus reviewing flight that had "unexpectedly high" number of people on it 1 year ago

Aer Lingus reviewing flight that had "unexpectedly high" number of people on it

Reports suggest that social distancing was not possible on an Aer Lingus flight on Monday due to the number of passengers on board.

Aer Lingus has said that it is to conduct a review into a flight with an "unexpectedly high" number of passengers on board despite the required social distancing measures in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Images that surfaced on social media appeared to show very few empty seats on a flight from Belfast to London on Monday morning.

The airline said that any process changes required would be implemented as a "matter of urgency".

In a statement issued to JOE, Aer Lingus said: "Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, Aer Lingus' procedures have followed the guidance provided by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

"In light of the unexpectedly high loads on the Belfast – London Heathrow (EI 930) service yesterday morning (Monday 4 May) and the level of demand for the route, Aer Lingus is reviewing its processes and procedures applicable to the operation of this service.

"The safety and security of Aer Lingus’ customers and crew is our top priority and any process changes that are identified as being required will be implemented as a matter of urgency."