Delta is not playing when it comes to their face mask policy.
The airline’s CEO revealed they’ve already banned over 100 passengers who refused to wear a mask on board their flights.
Delta has required passengers to wear a face mask or covering since May 1.
“We've been steadily and rather aggressively stepping up our enforcement of the mask policy,” CEO Ed Bastian told “Today.” “You cannot board a Delta plane unless you have a mask on. If you board the plane and you insist on not wearing your mask, we will insist that you don’t fly Delta into the future.”
Bastian then added: “We already have over 100 people we've put on that list.”
Delta also announced a new procedure this week for passengers who have underlying conditions and claim that wearing a mask is dangerous to their health.
As part of the screening process, the airline is working with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to properly vet each passenger who takes issue with wearing a mask.
“The customer will talk to the doctor before they get on the plane to actually have it validated that they indeed cannot wear a mask,” Bastian said.
To further promote safety on board their aircrafts, Delta will continue to block middle seats on all flights through September 30th. In addition, flights are capped at between 50-60% capacity throughout the same time period.
Earlier this month, American Airlines began booking flights at full capacity.
Currently, all major airlines require passengers to wear face masks while on board the cabin.