Sweden’s Skellefteå Airport is the first airport in the world to install several disinfection systems to reduce the spread of infection and increase the health and safety of passengers.
The disinfection units, which have been supplied by Whitebox, have been installed in various areas, including the baggage hall to disinfect suitcases before they’re rolled out on the conveyor belt, as well as the security checkpoint, where it enables trays to be cleaned automatically after each use. The solution is based on safe, well-tested technology and uses UV light to disinfect contact surfaces and air without chemicals. “The technology has been tested on COVID-19 and the underlying virus of the pandemic SARS COV-2 and the results are assured in a laboratory environment and show that the technology used by Whitebox products kills these viruses with 100% certainty,” said Joakim Wincen, Co-founder Whitebox.
Describing the installation as an “investment in sustainable travel during the ongoing pandemic, but just as much for the future,” Robert Lindgren, CEO and Airport Manager, added: “It is not only during times of crisis that we need to work with reduced spread of infection. That we now have the new solution already is very positive. For Skellefteå Airport, it is important to constantly improve secure travel in every way possible.”
He also noted that being able to participate in developing the technology with Whitebox to help solve one of the biggest societal challenges of all time made him proud. “That we managed to be the first airport in the world to do this is great. Now, we would like to assist with our knowledge and experience – we are happy to advise other airports on how they can improve secure travel too.”