Airlines for America (A4A) has announced the launch of Fly Healthy. Fly Smart., a new public awareness campaign designed to educate travelers ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the company said.
The campaign includes multi-media outreach showcasing the enhanced cleaning and procedural changes US airlines are implementing as well as reminding the traveling public of steps they can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The campaign includes an infographic, video, blog posts, social media engagement and an updated webpage at AirlinesTakeAction.com.
A4A´s member airlines are requiring passengers and customer-facing employees to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout the journey — check-in, boarding, in-flight and deplaning.
All A4A member airlines have aircraft equipped with HEPA filters, which help generate hospital-grade air quality.
US airlines have implemented intensive cleaning protocols, in some cases to include electrostatic cleaning and fogging procedures. Carriers are working to sanitize cockpits, cabins and key touchpoints — including tray tables, armrests, seatbelts, buttons, vents, handles and lavatories — with EPA-approved disinfectants. Airlines have increased the frequency of deep cleaning procedures for both domestic and international flights.
A4A is an industry trade organization representing the leading US airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.