Airlines Take Action

Airlines Take Action

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Since the onset of this COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. airlines have relied on science and research to help guide decisions as they continuously re-evaluate and update their processes, procedures and protocols. We are committed to reopening markets and resuming travel while prioritizing the safety and well-being of all travelers.

Impact of COVID-19: Data Updates

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U.S. Airlines Mitigate Risk in the Flight Experience

The safety and well-being of passengers and crew is our top priority, and U.S. airlines are taking extraordinary measures to mitigate risk, including:

  • Strict enforcement of face covering requirements for passengers and employees”
  • Enhanced cleaning measures using CDC-recommended disinfection procedures
  • Requiring passengers to complete health acknowledgment before travel

In addition to these measures, our members also have aircraft equipped with HEPA filters, which generate air as clean as that in a hospital’s ICU.

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According to researchers at the Harvard Aviation Public Health Initiative, the ventilation on airplanes is so good that it reduces the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 to a point so low that it “effectively counters the proximity travelers are subject to during flights.” Because of the frequent exchange of air on planes couple with the use of HEPA filters, over 99% of the particles containing the virus are removed from cabin air.

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To learn more about U.S. airlines' multi-layered strategy to reduce COVID-19 exposure risk, visit Fly Healthy, Fly Smart
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