Malaysia-based low-cost carrier Air Asia has outlined plans to introduce a quiet zone on its aircraft, effectively banning children from the first seven rows of economy class seats.
The airline hopes to get the scheme up and running by February next year, with passengers able to reserve a seat in the zone at no extra cost – for now.
On an airbus A330, the seats will make up seven rows of seating behind the Premium FlatBed class.
AirAsia argues passengers will experience minimal noise in the seats and soft lighting.
Any group containing a passenger younger than 12 will not be able to book these seats.