United Airlines assured that it will be adapting itself to an EPA-registered antimicrobial coating in addition to its already severe safety and cleaning techniques.
Currently, the carrier is using the Zoono Microbe Shield for seats, tray tables, armrests, overhead bins, lavatories, and crew. This airline stations each week on more than 30 aircraft at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
This antimicrobial coating process will be added to each United hub and almost 200 airports in the United States where the aircraft stays overnight before the end of the year.
The procedure will be an added layer of protection that aims to complete United’s current, day-to-day electrostatic spraying system before departing flights.
Toby Enqvist, United’s Chief of Customer explains this new technic as a “Long-lasting, antimicrobial spray which adds another layer of protection on our plains. It will help to protect our employees and customers better. As part of our step by step method to safety, antimicrobials are an effective way to our hospital-grade [HEPA air filtration system], the required face-mask policy for customers, and daily electrostatic spraying.”
He continued that “We’ve renovated our strategies and techniques and carry on and apply new and original solutions that will promise a safer onboard experience.”
During this deep cleaning method, employees can apply only a fine mist of the antimicrobial which will result in coating all surfaces in a 12-foot radius and this is just with a single spray. United Airlines has plans to apply the antimicrobial coating on its airplanes overnight every seven days to recharge the protective layer.
According to Scott Kirby, United CEO, who appeared on national television, “in the few past months, anything that was about leisure, hospitality, meeting, convention services [and] restaurants were all hurting and, to be honest at near-depression levels,” This is the main reason why nearly all the industries are trying to find innovative ways to break through the pressure, crushing them down.