Muscat: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is ensuring the safety of its guests and crew with a comprehensive program which includes the use of high-efficiency particulate absorbing (HEPA) filters on all aircraft.
The airline said in a statement on Sunday, "These filters, which meet exacting standards and are used in hospitals throughout the world, capture 99.97 per cent of bacteria, viruses and impurities as aircraft cabin air is fully refreshed every 2 to 3 minutes. The filtration system brings in fresh outside air as it cleans and discharges air in the cabins."
Oman Air's certified HEPA filters are regularly checked and replaced when needed, based on the highest maintenance standards, the statement added.
"The use of HEPA filters across the airline's fleet is one component of its safety programme, which creates safe environments across each element of guests' journeys. The airline constantly monitors and refines its safety plan, which encompasses every facet of its operations. "
"Oman Air communicates every day with health experts, government officials and Aviation industry executives to ensure it is aware of the latest developments related to the coronavirus and the most effective procedures to protect people. The airline minimises contact during check-in, maintains distancing at the gates and during boarding procedures. Guests are required to wear masks while they are in the Sultanate's airports and onboard the aircraft," Oman Air said.
"Additional measures include modified meal service and removal of printed material to reduce contact during flights, as well as modified procedures for guests disembarking from the aircraft."