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Enhanced Cleaning Onboard and at the Airport

In light of COVID-19, we have added the following stringent cleaning measures:


  • Both an electrostatic disinfectant and an anti-microbial spray are applied on every surface of the aircraft, killing viruses on contact and forming an anti-microbial coating or shield for 30 days.
  • Sani-Cide EX3, a broad-spectrum disinfectant, will be used to clean onboard lavatories and tray tables before every flight.
  • We deep clean each plane from nose to tail for nearly 6-7 hours every night. (Began March 4)
  • Every aircraft is equipped with a sophisticated air distribution system that introduces fresh, outdoor air and HEPA filtered air into the cabin every second while inflight, resulting in exchange of cabin air every two to three minutes. We use HEPA (High-efficiency particulate air) onboard that removes 99.97% of airborne particles* - similar to the technology found in hospitals.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the check-in kiosks, ticket counters, and gates. Wipes will be available for Customers onboard.
  • We’re cleaning the ticket counters, gates, and baggage claim areas multiple times a day.
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