Passenger health and safety is a top priority for airports and airlines. Far-reaching measures are being taken in consultation with the WHO, the IATA and local authorities to restore the public’s confidence in air travel and minimize the risk of contamination. As a result of downward airflows and advanced filter systems that completely refresh all the cabin air every 3 minutes, replacing it with clean, outside air, the risk of contamination on a plane is very low. Powerful HEPA filters – comparable to the ones used in hospitals – capture 99.99% of all viruses and bacteria, including coronavirus. Past research on other infectious diseases confirms that the risk of infection on an aircraft is extremely limited.
These are the additional safety measures we are taking:
– face masks must be worn at the airport and for the entire duration of the flight;
– temperature checks before boarding;
– safety screens at check-in desks and gates;
– more distance between self-service terminals;
– aircraft are cleaned and disinfected more frequently and more thoroughly;
– floor markings every 1.5 meters to maintain social distancing.
If you do decide to travel, these measures help ensure a safe and comfortable journey.