As easyJet prepares to restart limited flights from 15 June, the airline has partnered with Irish artist Will Sliney, best known for his work on Marvel comics Spider-Man and Star Wars, to launch a new range of new comic book inspired face mask covers for children over six.
The new comic book face mask covers have been designed to help ease the experience for both kids and parents. Two character themed ‘Lion’ and ‘Pilot’ masks will be made available for free.
The airline stresses that the face mask covers don’t replace the need for a mask to be worn but have been designed as a covering to be worn over the top of a younger traveller’s own face mask. They can be taken home to keep and are washable for re-use.
Captain David Morgan, easyJet’s Director of Flight Operations commented: “We have teamed up with a comic illustrator to create some bespoke children face masks covers as we know the airport environment could feel different and possibly daunting for younger travellers when flying initially resumes. So, we hope these face mask covers help children enjoy flying with us over the summer and this makes things a little easier for parents too.”
Will Sliney said: “Flying with face masks is going to a new experience for everyone, especially young children so I hope these fun designs, inspired by comic book characters, help to encourage kids to wear their masks onboard.
“I have used a combination of a lion animal character and a futuristic pilot to create a set of mask covers to bring out the inner superhero in all young flyers.
“As a parent myself I know how tricky traveling can be, so I hope these fun face masks covers can help make things easier for parents too.”