Sunwing planes to be treated with powerful antimicrobial spray

Sunwing planes to be treated with powerful antimicrobial spray

TORONTO — As part of its ‘Safe with Sunwing’ commitment to keep all passengers and crew members safe, Sunwing has announced the use of an antimicrobial spray to treat all of its aircraft.

AEGIS Microbe Shield, a first-of-its-kind among Canadian airlines, is an odourless and colourless protective coating that can be applied to surfaces to reduce microbial growth by up to 93%. It’s registered with global health authorities such as Health Canada, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the European Union, and has a history of safe, durable, long-lasting antimicrobial efficacy.

Sunwing, which is set to resume flight service on Nov. 6, has seen encouraging results from the use of AEGIS in Canada across multiple industries, in addition to conducting its own testing on aircraft.

“We’re always looking to introduce cutting-edge improvements and that’s why we’re proud to be the first Canadian airline to use the AEGIS Microbe Shield treatment on our aircraft after a rigorous testing period,” said Mark Williams, President of Sunwing Airlines. “A key part of our ‘Safe with Sunwing’ commitment is implementing enhanced health and safety measures to better protect our customers, and this new treatment helps us continue to deliver on that promise and offer an added layer of protection as we return to the skies.”

In addition to AEGIS, each Sunwing Airlines plane is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each flight using electrostatic disinfectants. Other measures include the elimination of most printed materials onboard and the use of PPE by all staff and crew members. Plus, each plane has HEPA air filters installed, which remove up to 99.9% of airborne particles in the cabin.