United Airlines is expanding the electrostatic spraying of surfaces in airport terminals with Clorox Total 360 System. The daily spraying of surfaces in ticketing lobbies, terminals, gate rooms, employee spaces uses a disinfecting solution which is EPA-approved to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
As part of its United Cleanplus program, the carrier has being using Clorox disinfectant wipes to clean aircraft and United Club lounges, but has now extended this to include electrostatic spraying.
According to the carrier the system “charges and atomizes the Clorox disinfecting solutions to deliver a powerful flow of charged particles that attract to surfaces with a force stronger than gravity,” which “allows the product to reach and uniformly coat germ-prone surfaces, including areas that conventional trigger sprays may easily miss.”
United said it expects all 35 airports to be using the system nightly starting early December, with plans to expand the initiative to additional airports next year.
“In teaming up with Clorox, we’ve worked with their experts to enhance our cleaning procedures and roll out state-of-the-art products throughout the United journey to give our greater customers confidence when they travel,” Mike Hanna, senior vice president of airport operations at United, said. “This is just one of many steps we are taking as part of our layered approach to safety.”