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Inverness Aiport introduces extra coronavirus safety measures


By Gavin Musgrove

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A new automatic baggage tray disinfection system is now in operation at region's main airport.
A new automatic baggage tray disinfection system is now in operation at region's main airport.

Additional safety measures have been introduced at Inverness Airport to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection for passengers and staff as safe as possible.

A new automatic tray disinfection system using ultraviolet light has been installed.

It means the trays will now automatically be disinfected every time they pass through the tray return system.

The technology supplied by Smiths Detection is able to disinfect baggage trays from all sides, killing bacteria and virus within seconds.

Inverness Airport general manager Graeme Bell said: “The new disinfectant kits are a valuable addition to the safety measures we have introduced to ensure passengers can travel as safely as possible during the pandemic.

“Other measures include hand sanitisers and appropriate social distancing measures.

“Our staff have worked hard to implement these measures and are on hand to help anyone who requires assistance during their time in the airport.”

Richard Thompson, global director aviation at Smiths Detection, commented: “Regaining the confidence of travellers and staff will be crucial for the future of air travel.

"Deploying a technology that is proven to be both efficient in killing micro organisms and safe to use is a testament to Highland and Islands Airport Limited’s commitment to providing healthy passenger journeys.”


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