Airline uses disinfectant wipes to tackle MERS, other viruses.
The Saudi Arabian airline Flynas has added Virus Guard disinfectant wet wipes and sprays to its in-flight hygiene to protect passengers from viruses such as MERS and bird flu.
When used, the Virus Guard wipes leave a microscopic layer on surfaces that actively protects against a wide range of viruses and kills both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, as well as vegetative cells and fungus.
"Flynas is determined to help protect everyone on board," says Eman Yusuf, the airline's in-flight services and on-board product manager. "Flynas will use the special wet wipes and sprays to disinfect all surface areas on board the aircraft. We make passenger safety a top priority and using Vims Guard will reassure them we are doing all we can to combat cross contamination."
Alex Sahni, spokesperson for Vims Guard, says the move was great news for passengers and crew who are worried about being affected by one of these viruses on international flights. "This is a bold and welcome step by Flynas to start disinfecting their aircraft using Vims Guard. Typically, aircraft surfaces used or touched by passengers are rarely or never disinfected, but because our product is simple to use and extremely effective for up to ten days, we're confident it can help to eliminate the risk of cross contamination. We hope that other airlines will follow Flynas's example and offer passengers added protection from viruses like MERS, bird flu."