Airline passengers to wear masks for two more years, Emirates SVP predicts

Airline travelers will have to get used to wearing face masks on flights for at least another two years, a senior leader from Emirates airline has announced.

Zack Zainal Abidin, senior vice president of Emirates Group Security, made his remarks at a Dubai aviation security conference.

“Covid is here to stay and it won’t improve until it’s regarded as endemic rather than a pandemic,” he said
“It used to be the fact that the flu was regarded as a threatening disease until it became part and reality of life.

“It’s going to take some time before Covid-19 approaches that stage.”

When addressing the global voyage, Mr. Abidin cautioned that people should not assume to go mask-free anytime soon.

“It’s going to be a while before the status of Covid-19 turns and there’s going to be at least two more years of people wearing masks,” he stated.