US airports are betting on contact-free technologies to give passengers confidence

As restrictions begin to slowly lift in certain countries around the world, many will likely see a return to air travel but in a different way.

But how safe or risky is it to travel by plane during the pandemic?

With the emergence of the coronavirus, airlines and airports around the world are holding back costs and new expenses, except in one area: reassuring pandemic-concerned passengers that travel is safe.

Airports to achieve this are testing various tactics to minimize contact between people and promote social distancing.

We detail some methods that the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is taking:

This Airport has become the busiest in the world. Much is due to the strategy of the American airline to concentrate much of their trips during the pandemic through that airport.

They have invested millions of dollars above their cleaning and disinfection budget since the pandemic broke out, while suspending investment programs and reducing their operating costs to cope with the pandemic and its impact.

  • The airport is working with American Airlines, whose base is at that airport, to launch a new self-service system for checking baggage.
  • All of their bathrooms will be completely free of physical contact by the end of July. They will have contact-free soap dispensers, sinks, flush toilets, and paper dispensers, all activated contact-free. The teams will have sensors that will alert employees that supply is low.
  • Last year, Dallas Forth-Worth implemented a check-in system for boarding aircraft based on biometric technology, before which the face is the boarding pass for international flights.
  • It is also testing ultraviolet disinfection technology to kill germs before they enter the air conditioning system.
  • It has installed electrostatic nebulizers throughout the airport.
  • He hired a team of 150 people who walk the terminals physically disinfecting the areas where passengers put their hands.

Almost 114,000 people passed through the Dallas airport on July 11, an improvement from 10,000 daily in April, but still almost half of what was recorded last year.

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