All Nippon Airways Co will begin introducing women-only lavatories on its international routes on Monday for passengers who feel uncomfortable using the same facilities as men, the airline said Tuesday.
One women-only lavatory will be designated for use by women in all classes. Men will be restricted from using such toilets except in emergencies and when there are very few female passengers, ANA said.
The airline decided to designate women-only lavatories based on a 2007 online survey in which 90% of the women polled said they think women-only lavatories are ''attractive.''
The official said women do not like using shared toilets as men sometimes leave the seat up. She said demand for women-only toilets is especially high among passengers taking long flights.
Signs for the women-only lavatories will be installed on ANA aircraft by the end of April. The toilets will be designated on most international routes, excluding some flights linking Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya with Asian cities such as Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao and Mumbai, the official said.© Japan Today