Ontario International Airport prepares to welcome travelers

Ontario International Airport (ONT) has announced it is positioned to welcome travelers back to the airport with a one-minute video reflecting steps taken to help make their return safe and secure, the company said.

The one-minute video, which will appear on ONT social media platforms and in the airport´s terminals beginning today, provides a brief overview of the initiatives undertaken to keep facilities clean and reduce potential exposure to the coronavirus. The precautionary measures include:

-Installation of commercial kiosks which offer face covers, disposable gloves, disinfectant wipes and alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
-Deep cleaning of public and employee areas of the airport, such as restrooms, lunchrooms and retail and dining concessions with high-powered disinfectant.
-More intensive efforts to sanitize high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, hand railings, counters and water fountains.
-Additional hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout the airport.
-Passenger screening trays treated with powerful antimicrobial technology to inhibit the growth of bacteria on tray surfaces remain in use at security checkpoints.
-Placement of appropriately spaced floor markers throughout the terminals to encourage proper social distancing.

Ontario also directed its contractor, Diverse Facility Solutions, to spray every surface of the airport nightly with a highly effective disinfectant using Protexus, a cordless electrostatic sprayer that charges a dilution of a 3M disinfectant product known to be effective against coronaviruses. The fine mist adheres to hard, non-porous surfaces as well as to soft surfaces such as fabrics and upholstery. The electrostatic charge causes the spray to attach to the surface bringing 360-degree, touchless disinfection and sanitizing capabilities. The product dries in 10 minutes.

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport which, before the coronavirus pandemic, offered nonstop commercial jet service to 26 major airports in the US, Mexico and Taiwan.