United Airlines has expanded its use of Clorox products to include the electrostatic spraying of airport terminals.
The carrier has being using Clorox disinfectant wipes to clean aircraft and United Club lounges, as part of its United Cleanplus programme, but has now extended this to include daily spraying of surfaces in ticketing lobbies, terminals, gate rooms, employee spaces.
United said that the Clorox Total 360 System uses a disinfecting solution which is EPA-approved to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
According to the carrier the system “charges and atomizes the Clorox disinfecting solutions to deliver a powerful flow of charged particles that attract to surfaces with a force stronger than gravity”… which “allows the product to reach and uniformly coat germ-prone surfaces, including areas that conventional trigger sprays may easily miss”.
United said it expects all 35 airports to be using the system nightly from early December, with plans to expand the initiative to additional airports next year.
Commenting on the news Mike Hanna, senior vice president of airport operations at United, said:
“At the beginning of this pandemic, we laid out our United Cleanplus commitment of putting health and safety at the forefront of the travel experience.
“In teaming up with Clorox, we’ve worked with their experts to enhance our cleaning procedures and roll out state-of-the-art products throughout the United journey to give our greater customers confidence when they travel. This is just one of many steps we are taking as part of our layered approach to safety.”