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 and the process is 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).