Face masks are becoming a must-have travel accessory for those still flying during the coronavirus pandemic.
JetBlue Airways Corp. JBLU 12.31% will require customers to wear masks starting May 4.
“This is the new flying etiquette,” Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s president and chief operating officer said in a statement.
Under the new policy, travelers will have to wear coverings over their noses and mouths during check-in, boarding, while in flight and during deplaning. JetBlue also encouraged passengers to wear face coverings in the airport.
American Airlines Group Inc. AAL 12.17% said Monday that it would start handing out face masks as passengers board, beginning in early May. American said the protective gear won’t be available on every flight right away but plans to expand the offering.
“We are looking out for our customers’ well-being to give them peace of mind while they travel with us,” Kurt Stache, American’s senior vice president of customer experience, said in a statement.