COVID-19 protocols are hard enough for adults to manage, never mind kids who likely don’t understand why they have to cover their nose and mouth with cloth.
To help ease the problem, easyJet has partnered with a Marvel artist to make masks fun to wear.
Irish illustrator Will Sliney, best known for his work on massive Marvel projects like Spiderman and Star Wars, has designed special "superhero" face mask covers for easyJet's young travellers.
"Flying with face masks is going to be a new experience for everyone, especially young children, so I hope these fun designs, inspired by comic book characters, help to encourage kids to wear their masks onboard," said Sliney.
"I have used a combination of a lion animal character and a futuristic pilot to create a set of mask covers to bring out the inner superhero in all young flyers.
“As a parent myself I know how tricky travelling can be, so I hope these fun face masks covers can help make things easier for parents too.”
The LCC, which resumes flights later this month, has made wearing face masks on aircraft mandatory for all customers and crew.
"We have teamed up with a comic illustrator to create some bespoke children's face mask covers as we know the airport environment could feel different and possibly daunting for younger travellers when flying initially resumes," said Captain David Morgan, easyJet's director of flight operations.
EasyJet said it will make thousands of the stylish limited-edition safety accessories available for free on select routes across Europe when it restarts operations.
The face mask covers don’t replace the need for a mask to be worn but have been designed as a covering to be worn over the top of a younger traveller’s own face mask, easyJet said in a news release. They can be taken home to keep and are washable for re-use.
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