The European airline has started weighing passengers: for what purpose it is being done
The Finnish state-owned airline, Finnair, has begun weighing passengers before boarding an airplane. According to the carrier's spokesperson, Kaisa Tikkanen, the weight checks commenced at Helsinki Airport on February 5.
According to Express, more than 500 volunteer customers participated in the weigh-in in a short period. This measure is taken for the safety of passengers.
The airline asserts that weighing passengers, along with assessing the weight of fuel, luggage, food, and water, is part of a program to enhance flight safety.
Currently, the weigh-in is voluntary, and the results will not be displayed where other passengers can see them.
Satu Munnukka, Finnair's Head of Ground Operations, assured that only the staff conducting the weigh-in will have access to the volunteers' weight.
"Only the customer service agent working at the measuring point can view the total weight, so you can participate in the study with peace of mind," she explained.
In addition to kilograms, the passenger's class of travel, gender, and age will be taken into account.