Corendon Airlines is introducing Only Adult zones on its flights between Amsterdam and Curaçao as of November 3. The Dutch-based airline is betting on a new segment hoping to attract the interest of business customers willing to pay a bit more for a soothing trip while advancing some work.
“We are proud to be the first Dutch airline to introduce the Only Adult zone, as it caters to travelers seeking some extra tranquility during their journey,” said Atilay Uslu, Corendon’s founder. Uslu also thinks it will be beneficial for parents traveling with small children. “They can enjoy the fight without worrying if their children make a little noise.”
The Adult Only zone will be located in the front of the plane and will accommodate costumers over the age of 16. Walls and curtains will screen it from the rest of the plane. The Only Adult zone has 93 seats per plane, for an extra cost of 45 euros one-way. The new zone also has nine seats with extra legroom, which costs 100 euros extra per trip.
Corendon is the first airline in the Netherlands — and in Europe — to offer an Only Adult zone on its planes, but it took inspiration from two airlines from Malaysia and India, which offer “quiet zones” on some flights, with no kids under the age of 12, according to Dutch media NU.nl.
AirAsia X has a Quiet Zone on its A330 long-haul flights which is reserved for passengers aged 12 and above. Scoot, a low-cost Singapore-based carrier, features ScootinSilence cabins on its Boeing 787 flights. These are also only accessible to travelers over 12 years old.
Dutch-based TUI, KLM, and Transavia said that they have no plans to ban children from parts of their planes.