AIRLINES THAT ARE SANITIZING THEIR AIRCRAFT CABIN
AirAsia is taking extensive measures to ensure cabin cleanliness. These measures include ventilating the aircraft, sanitizing the aircraft using disinfectant via gun-spray. Furthermore, the entire cabin is cleaned using clean cloth and water and cleaning staff ensures all clinical waste is disposed of according to the clinical hazardous waste procedures.
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines has been fogging aircraft using a high-quality disinfectant that are used in hospital since February when the coronavirus started in Asia-Pacific, every aircraft flying from the region has been disinfected. Since then, the airline expanding this procedure to many other flights. The disinfectant is effective for many communicable diseases including COVID-19. The aircraft is then deep cleaned by the cleaning staff, cleaning all the surfaces in the cabin.
Emirates has a fleet of modern aircraft that are equipped with HEPA cabin air filter that removes 99.97% particles including dust and germs. The filters are replaced regularly to minimise the risk of infecting. All aircraft in their fleet are deep cleaned every day. If there are any suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases, Emirates will clean the aircraft with the enhanced cleaning protocols lasting up to eight hours.
All Etihad Airways' cabin surfaces and transfer services including the flight deck, toilets, seats, transfer buses are cleaned. The disinfectant used by the cleaning staff is approved by the Department of Health and effective for up to 10 days. The modern air filtering system replaces cabin air with fresh air every three minutes during the flight.
Face mask, gloves are given to Thai Airways staff during in-flight services, cargo and meal preparations. The airlines also clean 36 contact points within the cabin to ensure hygiene in the cabin is up to standard.
Qatar Airways uses the cleaning products that are approved by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and WHO (World Health Organisation) to clean the cabin surfaces. Linen, blankets, utensils, cutlery and headsets are cleaned, sanitized and individually packed.
The airline reiterates that passengers' health and safety are always the airline's priority.
All aircraft flying from international destinations are subject to Vietnam Airlines' special cleaning procedures and aircraft that had suspected or confirmed cases onboard will be disinfected.
Virgin Australia's aircraft are cleaned every 24 hours minimum using the new cleaning chemical that has never been used in Australia. The cleaning innovation provides an invisible biostatic barrier on all surfaces to ensure the aircraft is always disinfected and safe for passengers.