Korean Air has acted to make sure the well being and security of passengers who’re allergic to peanuts.
As a primary step, the airline has changed its honey-roasted peanut merchandise with different snacks, reminiscent of crackers.
As well as, inside the subsequent few weeks, the flag-carrier will take away meals containing peanut components from in-flight meals.
The transfer is a far cry from the notorious ‘nutgate’ incident of 2014, when Korean Air vp, Heather Cho, dissatisfied with the way in which peanuts have been served, ordered a flight to return to the gate at John Kennedy Worldwide Airport.
Cho was arrested and jailed following the incident after assaulting a member of cabin crew.
Korean Air has made the most recent choice after a latest incident involving two passengers who have been offloaded from their KE621 flight to Manila from Incheon Airport due to a peanut allergy.
“The choice to cease peanut merchandise and peanut components is the minimal security measure for peanut-allergy passengers,” a Korean Air spokesperson mentioned.
Peanut allergy symptoms are rising as a vital subject within the aviation business, and quite a lot of main international carriers have stopped providing in-flight peanut merchandise.