Globally, the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly altered the lives of everyone. Restrictions and lockdowns are still being eased and enforced as the government is continuing to monitor any new changes that will affect the infection rate. With this context in mind, we have to think about how the general public is concerned about using public transport. There are several risks in air travel because passengers have to remain in close contact with other flying members that are traveling to various locations. Footfall is really high in airports because they have various formalities like passport control, luggage drop off, check-in, and beyond. Furthermore, there are other activities happening around the airport, like catering, lounges, and retail stores.
All the mentioned factors present a wide range of physical challenges when the authorities are trying their best to reduce any kind of physical contact. People are not just worried about the effects of direct physical contact, but also from indirect physical contacts like seating, payment devices, and toilet facilities. In their effort to restore the confidence in traveling public, aircraft and airports are preparing to be clean, safe, and hygienic. New ways are being tried by considering and planning the travel with “next normal.”