If you already have travel plans to fly but are worried about the Coronavirus, Atlanta based Delta Airlines is being proactive. Delta has implemented a Coronavirus Command Center at Hartsfield Jackson International in its effort to keep its planes clean, and staff and passengers healthy.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a press release this week that Delta has been preparing for such a scenario for more than a decade.
"As a global airline, we have strong relationships in place with health experts including the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the Federal Aviation Administration and local health authorities worldwide. We are in constant contact with them to make sure our policies and procedures meet or exceed their guidelines. Bastain said.
He also reminded people it is important to travel smarter and more consciously.
Delta gained experience in this field by dealing with previous outbreaks like H1N1 and Ebola. Examples are the way clean and fresh air is circulated in aircraft with HEPA filters, new fogging procedures in Delta's fogging process how workers sanitize aircraft between flights and how crews respond if a customer displays symptoms.
Bastain has promised to update customers on the Delta website daily if needed with continuing changes.
There is also a page with detailed explanations of Delta's 6 proactive steps to help customers have a healthy flying experience.You can read it here