Delta says it is to be become the first US airline to offer hand sanitiser stations on all of its aircraft.

The carrier will install Purell Advanced Hand Sanitisers near the boarding doors and toilets on all aircraft. Up to five sanitisers will be available depending on the size of aircraft, with Delta’s B757-200s the first to introduce the product.

“Over the past few months, our customer satisfaction scores have skyrocketed by double digits, including those for onboard lavatory cleanliness,” said Bill Lentsch, chief customer experience officer. “But that’s not stopping us from going even further to make sure customers feel safe and comfortable when they travel with Delta.”

Over 130 of the carrier’s aircraft also now feature hand-washing reminders in their toilets, with the remainder of Delta’s fleet set to follow.

The airline has already partnered with Purell for its passenger care kits, which include a disposable face mask, Purell hand sanitiser gel pouches, and an information card “detailing measures in place that are helping Delta transform the industry standard of clean”.

Delta to provide passengers with hygiene kits

In June the carrier established a new Global Cleanliness division dedicated to innovating and evolving cleanliness standards in the light of Covid-19.

And Delta has also partnered with the makers of Lysol, to develop new cleaning and disinfecting solutions for high-touch areas at the airport and onboard such as airplane lavatories, departure gates, and the airline’s airport lounges.

Delta teams up with the makers of Lysol to enhance cleaning measures