COVID: Outrage Over Packed Plane From Madrid To Majorca

An Air Europa flight from Madrid to the island of Majorca has caused outrage for taking off with all seats occupied after passengers had to wait over 45 minutes in queues where social distancing was not observed.

Passengers on the flight between the Spanish capital Madrid and the city of Palma in Majorca in the Balearic Islands have reportedly complained after it took off with every seat occupied.

According to local media, passengers had previously spent over 45 minutes queuing in close proximity in terminal four of the Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport before boarding the packed plane.

A photo widely shared on social media shows all the seats taken, including the middle seats between the window and the aisle.

Credit: CEN
The flight between Madrid and Palma

According to reports, the Spanish government has advised airlines to take all the necessary precautions to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to, but did not introduce specific instructions for reduced capacity.

Local media said that the Spanish Civil Guard filed a report against the low-cost airline Iberia Express after a passenger complained about a packed flight between Madrid and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands on Sunday.

According to reports, the flight was 70 percent full and social distancing measures were not observed between passengers.


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Story By: Jonathan MaciasSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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