Air France's main priority is the safety of its passengers and staff, whether they are flight crew or working at stations concerned by cases of Ebola. On the basis of WHO recommendations, Air France is maintaining its services to Conakry (Guinea), Lagos (Nigeria) and Freetown (Sierre Leone).
Air France understands the concerns expressed by passengers and crew members. This is why measures have been implemented in collaboration with the WHO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and all the hygiene authorities involved, such as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) based in Atlanta.
Air France has implemented the following measures:
- Information in real time for crews enabling them find out about all information linked to the disease (zones concerned, known cases, transmission methods, how to protect yourself on board or at a station.
- A precise procedure to follow in case of a suspected case of a passenger presenting signs of the disease on board.
- Equipment is available to crews on board aircraft such as masks, disinfectant gel and gloves.
Air France does not oblige its crew members to work on flights to these destinations and replaces them if necessary with staff who are in strict conformity with the regulations concerning the number of crew on board (for example, on the Paris CDG - Conakry route by A330, 8 cabin crew, 5 regulatory).