Maya COVID-19 message
Your passion to travel and ours to fly have been put on hold as a result of global stay at home measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
As we slowly emerge from a long hiatus to reconnect with family and friends and to pursue our passions, we would like to share new and improved measures for safe travel. In the time when you’ve been away, Maya has been working to get terminals, aircrafts and staff ready to welcome and receive you once again. We are committed to doing our part in keeping you safe on your journey.
AT THE AIRPORT
Specially trained and uniformed staff will perform infrared temperature checks of passengers entering our terminal facilities as a first measure to ensure passengers are fit to fly and share space with fellow travelers.
Visible round floor spacers have been placed at ticket counters to designate a six-foot separation between travelling parties which allows for minimal contact between customers and airport staff. We have equipped check-in counters and gates with sneeze guards to create an extra barrier of separation during your travel experience.
We are deploying hospital grade cleaners and sanitizers for around the clock cleaning and touchpoint sanitization.
Enhanced Cabin cleaning
Hospital grade cleaning agents are used to disinfect luggage compartments and seats prior to take off. You may notice special dedicated custodians operating at a safe distance carrying on this work throughout the day.
A thorough shampoo and deep cleaning of sensitive areas such as lavatories (doors, handles, dividers, toilet seats and tiles) is among our highest priority. Special disinfectants are employed to ensure that our standards for cleanliness meet guidelines from our Ministry of Health and the US Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO BE PREPARED
Use of Masks
For the peace of mind of the collective travelers onboard flights, we ask travelers to possess and wear their face mask in terminals and onboard aircraft. Masks should cover the nose and mouth.
Hand Washing and Sanitization
As part of the ICAO, IATA and prevailing health guidelines across nations, we ask travelers to be mindful of keeping hands clean by using any of our sanitized restroom facilities or hand sanitizer. These methods allow for the reduction of transfer of germ and virus material that may be passable to others.
Food and Drink
As a temporary measure and to facilitate the wearing of masks during travel, we ask travelers to refrain from consuming food and drink in public areas and onboard aircrafts. Passengers with medical conditions who require food and drink are asked to consume those prior to boarding. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
As we work to limit the number of touch points and transactions for preboarding, flight and deboarding aircraft we remind travelers that within terminal facilities, a six foot separation from other parties is universally advised. You will note that our terminal facilities have been remodeled to accommodate greater spacing of travelers during their wait and that floor spacers are now employed as markers to assist with this space recognition.
Finally we want to thank you for choosing Maya Island Air as your domestic carrier in Belize. We recognize that improved hygiene and sanitization practices are part of the safety measures you wish to see upon your travels and we continue to work to give you this peace of mind and assurance. You will notice as you pass through our facilities and our planes that crews are constantly working to keep your contact points clean and disinfected using only the best and safest hospital grade cleaners, detergents and applicators. We welcome you back to Belize. We’re ready when you are.