From Monday 16 May 2022 and in accordance with the new recommendations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory on board Luxair flights to Luxembourg; this measure also applies to flights to destinations that allow the lifting of mask mandates
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Luxair has supported the resolutions of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regarding the "implementation of simplified regimes to manage the risks associated with COVID-19" and said that it advocates the easing of the heavy measures and restrictions applied to air transport. As such, Luxair said that it welcomes the lifting of the wearing of masks initiated by EASA.
Given the fact that air transport in Luxembourg is not subject to the rules applied to public transport, Luxair, as a company governed by private law, must first of all observe the international rules issued by the competent authorities in matters of aviation. The airline can thus apply the necessary measures by authorising the lifting of the mask for all its flights to Luxembourg and according to the destinations served, in accordance with EASA recommendations.
However, the airline highlighted the lack of a globally consistent approach to mask wearing in air travel. In addition, it is the local regulations of the destinations served by the airline that will apply and govern whether or not a mask is mandatory on board Luxair aircraft.
All passengers who wish to continue wearing a mask on board Luxair aircraft may do so; the airline keeps a stock of FFP2 masks on board for passengers wishing to wear them.
Earlier this week, Ryanair also announced its decision to drop mandatory face masks on flights within the European Union (EU) from Monday.