Ensuring passenger health and safety, Lion Air sterilizes operating aircraft

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IO, Jakarta — PT Lion Mentari Airlines (“Lion Air”) today an­nounced that it will carry out sterilization of all its operating aircraft, to enhance passenger health and safety. This is in ac­cordance with regulatory policies and international aviation stan­dards.

As the largest private airline in the Indonesian domestic aviation market, Lion Air will carry out the process of disinfecting air­craft units in accordance with in­ternational procedures, with the process overseen by the Soekar­no-Hatta Airport Port Health Of­fice (KKP) under the Ministry of Health.

The company demonstrated the process of a Lion Air Boe­ing 737-800 at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten by spraying disinfectant spray mul­tipurpose liquid throughout the cabin, cockpit and cargo com­partment under the aircraft. The aircraft sterilization is a proactive policy adopted by Lion Air and Lion Air Group as a preventive measure in the face of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak confronting the world, including Indonesia.

This commitment to disinfecting aircraft is the latest initiative by the airline, in addition to measures that are already in place to protect flight crews and ground handling personnel. These include compul­sory body temperature checks of all ground service personnel; also, flight crews undergoing health ex­aminations before being allowed to undertake flights. In addition, health equipment such as masks and hand sanitizers are also avail­able in planes. Lion Air is also play­ing its part to encourage public health consciousness with a cam­paign for alternate courtesy greet­ings including demonstrating the 5S greetings (Smiles, Greetings, Greetings, Polite and Courtesy).