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Fly with a Peace of Mind

Fly with a Peace of Mind
Fly with a Peace
of Mind

During an epidemic, everyone is particularly concerned about the health issues of traveling by public transportation.

If long-distance travel is unavoidable, compared with other modes of transportation, an aircraft with “fewer passengers taking less time” may be the best choice for a greater number of people.

Modern Aircraft
Ventilation Design
Right from the early days of aircraft design, designers studied supercharged cabin pressure to see which kind of cabin airflow would be the safest and most comfortable, and they specifically came up with a “vertical ventilation system” for aircraft.
The air in the cabin mainly circulates within each cross section of the cabin. Each cross section is like a slice of a “sausage,” with each slice being of a certain thickness. Air flows from top to bottom in each cross section. Viewed from front to back, then, there are layers of airflow. This guarantees to a certain extent the cleanliness of the air in each area. At the same time, aircraft cabin air is replaced every 2 to 3 minutes, or 20 to 30 times per hour.
Aircraft also wear “masks.” In the air-conditioning systems of all civil passenger planes, the recirculation system is equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, which block 99.97% of bacteria and virus particles. In addition, the latest filter materials also have disinfecting and sterilizing properties. Furthermore, to protect the aircraft structure, the humidity of the cabin air is reduced, and this relatively dry air also helps thwart the growth and proliferation of pathogens.
Protective Measures Being Taken on Air China Aircraft During the Epidemic
No.1 Every flight equipped with Virus prevention supplies

During the epidemic, Air China is equipping staff on every flight with disposable latex gloves, as well as medical epidemic prevention supplies such as disposable medical masks, quick-drying hand sanitizer and electronic infrared thermometers.

Air China has stepped up the frequency of disinfection across the fleet, further strengthening the disinfection of onboard environments such as the aircraft cabin and cockpit, and is comprehensively protecting the safety of the cabin environment by combining preventive disinfection and emergency disinfection.

No.2 No spot missed in protecting the cabin environment
During every plane's post-flight cleaning, preventive disinfection is carried out on everything passengers and crew members may have touched, including the cockpit, cabin tables, seat armrests, window shades, luggage racks, lavatories, etc.
In the case of flights whose passengers developed fevers, after receiving notice, Air China’s epidemic prevention personnel will board the aircraft as soon as possible after the flight to carry out emergency spray disinfection.
No.3 Enhanced flight attendant training

To protect the health and safety of passengers, planes have been provided with not only emergency medical equipment such as epidemic prevention kits, but also non-contact temperature detection devices specifically in response to the epidemic. At the same time, we have strengthened the training of cabin crew and adjusted the wording and content of cabin announcements to ensure all information is clear and understandable to passengers. We have also further strengthened cabin crews' inspection of passengers’ health to ensure that they handle any fevers in passengers properly and in accordance with procedures while also protecting themselves.

No.4 Comply with Government mandates to check passengers’ temperature

Air China is cooperating closely with airports in all locations to check passengers’ temperatures. Air China’s ground service department is assisting in looking for passengers with fevers according to the airport's requirements.

No.5 On-board services have been adjusted to reduce the risk of virus transmission

To further strengthen the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic and to reduce the risk of virus transmission, Air China has recently adjusted its on-board catering and aircraft supply service provisioning plans to maximize the use of disposable dining utensils, and has also intensified the cleaning and effective disinfection of non-disposable appliances.

No.6 Enhanced employee personal protection in an all-out effort to stop the epidemic

The flight crew and cabin crew carry out their pre-flight duties in accordance with procedures, measuring and registering their temperatures before their flight.

Flight attendants receive masks and register for temperature checking.
Tips for Air Travel
If you are about to fly, please pay extra attention to the necessary
self-protection measures.
1 Be fully aware of the epidemic situation
Preparing specifically for your protection is a must for successful epidemic prevention. If your destination has been declared an epidemic area, it is best to wait until the epidemic has been brought under full control before traveling there.
2 Avoid traveling while you are ill
Before traveling, use scientific methods to evaluate your health, and avoid traveling if you are ill.
3 Make appropriate travel plans
At present, airports around the world have taken prevention and control measures, such as measuring body temperatures and filling in health declaration forms, etc. We recommend that you arrange to arrive at the airport reasonably early to allow sufficient time to complete the prevention and control measures.
4 Wear a mask
You should wear a mask whether you are at the airport or in the aircraft cabin.
5 Cooperate with and willingly accept temperature checks
Please cooperate with the crew in checking your temperature and filling in the registration form. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
6 Avoid the crowd, keep space between yourself and others
We recommend that you use self-service check-ins, self-service baggage checking and unmanned security lanes whenever possible.

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