An international airline will weigh passengers before boarding

In this photo provided by Air New Zealand, a woman stands on a scale to weigh herself before boarding a flight on May 29, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. (AP via AirNZ)

Airline Air New Zealand I will ask Voluntary passengers to be weighed before boarding international flights One leaves Auckland between May 29 and July 2 Air safety inspection.

The airline is aiming for more weight 10,000 passengers with their hand luggage A report by Air New Zealand cited by the newspaper on Tuesday said it was carrying out a five-yearly inspection to improve aircraft safety at the request of the Civil Aviation Authority. New Zealand Herald.

Volunteer passengers will be able to weigh themselves on special scales at terminal access gates and data will be collected anonymously at Auckland International Airport in the north of the country.

This research has been carried out Every five yearsBut due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was interrupted for several years.

New Zealand’s flag carrier, Air New Zealand, conducted a similar survey for international flights in 2015 and another for domestic flights in 2021.

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300ER, tail number ZK-DKM, lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, April 16, 2015. REUTERS/Louis Nastro/File

For passengers who don’t want to face their weight, the airline has made sure They will not see if there are extra kilos.

“We know that getting at a level Great. We want to reassure our customers There will be no screen anywhere” said Air New Zealand.

Currently, the weight is set by the organization for people over 13 years of age 86 kg, which includes cabin baggage. The Civil Aviation Authority last revised the average passenger weight in 2004. 77 kg previous.

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Health statistics show New Zealanders are overweight. A recent national survey showed obesity rates among adults 3. 4%in front 31% from previous year. In minors, the rate has increased 13%Compared to the previous 10%.

(With information from EFE and AP)

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