COVID-19: Delta Goes Extra Mile with Electrostatic Cleaning

May 8, 2020


As airlines around the world go out of their ways to protect staff and passengers from the coronavirus, Delta has gone extra mile to introduce a new cleaning method.


As of this week, Delta is sanitizing every flight at every Delta airport using electrostatic sprayers, an important achievement on our quest to raise the standards for airline cleanliness.

Delta began using electrostatic sprayers to sanitize aircraft cabins on U.S.-bound flights from Asia in February. Since then, the airline has been aggressively expanding this pre-cleaning procedure to flights across the world.


Electrostatic spraying provides a safe and effective way to thoroughly clean an aircraft cabin from floor to ceiling, sanitizing areas that employees and customers frequently touch.


These sprayers electrically charge and disperse liquid disinfectant in a fine mist that clings to surfaces such as seats, seatback screens, armrests, tray tables, doors, lavatories and galleys throughout the aircraft interior.


This high-grade disinfectant is highly effective against many communicable diseases, including coronaviruses, and is immediately safe for customers and crew after it’s applied.


Following the sanitization process, cleaning crews complete an extensive checklist of cleaning procedures using this same high-grade disinfectant to wipe down personal and common areas of the cabin.

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