Caribbean Airlines ensures planes are sanitised to int'l standards
Caribbean Airlines is ensuring its fleet is sanitised above international standards as it prepares to take to the skies once borders reopen.
In a release, CAL said its airplane cabins have been cleaned and the chemicals used meet the requirements of the World Health Organization, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Centre for Disease Control as effective for use against viruses including COVID-19.
In speaking about the airlines' readiness, CEO Garvin Medera said: "The COVID-19 Pandemic has meant that we’ve had to make changes to our operations and in-flight service because nothing is more important than the security, safety and comfort of our employees and customers. We assure you that Caribbean Airlines’ aircraft are sanitised above International standards.
"We monitor the air quality in the cabins and our Boeing 737 jet fleet is equipped with state-of-the-art high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that capture 99.97 per cent of particles. High contact surfaces such as tray tables, seatbelts and armrests are cleaned before every flight and at every station using internationally approved cleaners.”
The airline confirmed that social distancing is in place on its domestic operations and once international service resumes, social distancing will be practised at check-in, onboard and other areas.
Caribbean Airlines has also indicated that passenger loads will be limited and its crews will operate in full compliance with the instructions of the Public Health and other authorities in the jurisdictions in which the airline operates.