Etihad COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) Travel Updates

Many travellers have raised concerns about the risk of contracting the Covid-19 virus while travelling on flights.

To minimise risk, significant measures have been implemented prior to departure, in flight and after arrival.

In addition to restrictions on travel, many countries have introduced screening of departing passengers to prevent boarding by those who are suspected of infection.

In flight, modern aircraft including the entire Etihad Airways fleet are equipped with cabin air filtration systems of similar quality to those used in hospital operating theatres.

In any confined area, there is a risk of contracting illnesses from other people.

However, the risk is considered lower on aircraft because of the use of high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, which are effective in capturing more than 99 per cent of airborne microbes in filtered air.

As well, cabin air flow is continuous, and delivered at a rate equivalent to up to 30 changes per hour.

As a matter of course, Etihad undertakes detailed cleaning of its aircraft on arrival at each destination, a practice which was already in place prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.

In addition to washrooms, galleys and other areas of the aircraft, Etihad also cleans all passenger touchpoints including seats, armrests, tray tables, video screens and control units, windows and window shades, walls, overhead lockers and locker doors.

When aircrafts arrive in Abu Dhabi, Etihad uses our Sontara® MC in Battleship Grey wipes to clean the aircrafts, as seen in the video above.