A Turkish airline became the first air carrier in Europe to introduce the innovative idea of child-free zones on flights.
Corendon Airlines is creating “Only Adult” areas at the front of its planes where children under the age of sixteen are not allowed. As noted by airline representatives, this zone will provide passengers with some “extra peace” during flights.
So far, such a child-zone will appear on flights between Amsterdam and the Caribbean island of Curacao. The company will start offering the service in November of this year.
Corendon founder, Atilay Uslu, emphasized that the initiative will also help parents who travel with children feel calmer, without worrying about possibly disturbing other passengers.
The “Only Adults” area will include 93 seats at the front of the aircraft and be physically zoned off by walls and curtains. Travelers wishing to use this zone will be able to do so by paying an additional 45 euros each way. There will also be nine seats with extra legroom available for an additional cost of €100 per flight.
Child-Free Zones on Other Airlines
This initiative is not the first in the world, but it differs from the approach of some other airlines. For example, AirAsia X provides quiet zones for passengers aged 12 and over on its long-haul flights, and Singaporean low-cost carrier Scoot offers ScootinSilence cabins for travelers aged 12 and over on its Boeing 787 flights.
However, not all airlines support this concept. TUI, KLM, and Transavia have said they have no plans to introduce such child-free zones on their planes.
At the same time, a survey of 1,500 American adults conducted by Redfield and Wilton Strategies on behalf of Newsweek showed interest in the idea. Nearly sixty percent of those surveyed said adult zones on public transport, including airplanes, would be a positive idea. Twenty-seven percent did not support the idea, while fourteen percent expressed uncertainty.
Electric Aircrafts in Greece
Meanwhile, a new innovative way to travel by plane was recently introduced.
Aria Hotels will offer electric aircraft for enhanced travel experiences in Greece starting around the year 2026. Teaming up with LCI Aviation, a sister company within the Libra Group, Aria Hotels will offer guests staying at its fifty properties across Greece access to electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, revolutionizing travel with sustainable, time-efficient, and carbon-neutral options.
Key features include quick recharging, zero emissions, and minimal maintenance needs. LCI’s CEO Jaspal Jandu expressed enthusiasm for BETA’s innovative approach and sustainable technology. George Logothetis, Executive Chairman of the Libra Group, emphasized the commitment to a clean energy future and global collaboration.