Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot said on Tuesday it would designate a special seating area on its aircrafts for passengers refusing to wear medical masks.
In a statement to reporters, Aeroflot spokeswoman Yulia Spivakova said: “Dedicated seats are allocated to passengers who declare their refusal to use masks after (the aircraft’s) doors close.”
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Officially, Russian flag carrier Aeroflot still says, however, that “Passengers who can’t wear masks for medical or other reasons will not be admitted to flight.” But this applies to boarding. Once on the plane if there’s a mask dispute, passengers will be moved to the no-mask section, although the carrier does not foreclose the possibility of other measures.