Starting next month, Corendon Airlines, a Turkish-owned airline, is set to introduce an innovative ‘Only Adult’ zone on its flights between Amsterdam and the idyllic Caribbean destination of Curaçao, offering travelers a unique and tranquil experience during their journey.
According to schengenvisainfo.com, Corendon has become the first European airline to provide this unique service. At the same time, it will be exclusively open to passengers aged 16 and above.
As Euronews explains, within these designated areas on the plane, a total of 93 seats will be exclusively reserved for adult travellers. In addition, travellers looking to secure a seat in the Only Adult zone can do so for a fee of €45 for a one-way journey.
Furthermore, XL seats within this exclusive area will be offered for €100 for a one-way trip, catering to those desiring extra space.
In this regard, Corendon founder Atilay Uslu said that the airline has consistently aimed to meet the diverse needs of passengers. He also highlighted that being the first Dutch airline to introduce an “Adults Only” area is a great pride for Corendon Airlines.
They can enjoy the fight without worrying if their children make a little noise.
Corendon founder Atilay Uslu
Uslu further pointed out that this approach also benefits parents travelling with children, as they can feel less concerned about disturbing other passengers in the adult-only zones.
Euronews notes that Corendon already provides adult-only hotels in various destinations, including Curaçao, Bodrum, and Ibiza, catering to travellers seeking a child-free vacation environment.
While Corendon Airlines is the pioneering European airline to introduce adult-only zones, some international companies have already offered similar services. For instance, AirAsia X provides a Quiet Zone on its A330 long-haul flights, exclusively for passengers aged 12 and above.
In addition, Scoot, a Singapore-based low-cost carrier, features ScootinSilence cabins on its 787 flights, which are accessible only to travellers aged over 12.
In May this year, Corendon was reportedly considering leasing an Airbus A350. The intent behind this leasing arrangement was to facilitate flights between Amsterdam and the Caribbean island of Curaçao. Although Corendon Airlines has not officially confirmed or commented on these plans, the potential expansion of its fleet with an Airbus A350 is a subject of continued interest and speculation.
According to a survey conducted by Redfield and Wilton Strategies on behalf of Newsweek, which polled 1,500 American adults, around 60 per cent of respondents agreed that having adults-only areas on planes and trains would be a positive idea. On the other hand, 27 per cent disagreed with the concept, and 14 per cent remained unsure about their stance on the matter.