United Airlines Receives Hospital-Grade Certification for Cleaning and Safety
"Since the start of this pandemic, United has been committed to pursuing industry leading safety measures to protect the wellbeing of our customers and employees," said
To achieve this certification, United submitted detailed responses for audit against a 58-point checklist covering ten categories, including things like testing, contact tracing, on-the-ground procedures, in-flight measures, and strategic partnerships. For each cleaning and safety measure noted on the checklist, United shared proof points for further review by the APEX and SimpliFlying experts. United's certification as a Diamond airline means that the company's initiatives were at least 200 points above the gold-standard baseline APEX and SimpliFlying established as the minimum required to ensure passenger safety and well-being.
The United CleanPlusSM program, which includes its partnerships with the
- Use of Ultraviolet C (UV-C) light to disinfect sensitive components in the flight deck
- Installation of hand sanitizer dispensers onboard aircraft
Application of Zoono Microbe Shield, an
EPAregistered antimicrobial coating, to United's entire mainline and express fleet
United was also the first major U.S. airline to mandate masks for flight attendants, quickly following with all customers and employees. United was also among the first
To learn more about United's cleaning and safety efforts, visit United.com/CleanPlus.
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