Passengers are demanding that the cabinets be cleaned with ultraviolet (UV) light to restore their confidence in air travel. Honeywell (NYSE: HON) According to the research conducted by, Covidien-19 pandemic airway Most of the passengers in Turkey while reducing the demand for transportation said they plan to fly again within the next 12 months. The research also reveals the most important elements that passengers demand to regain confidence in air travel.
According to the survey results, 78% of Turks state that they are ready to fly again in the next 12 months. Despite the slowdown experienced in travels around the world in 2020, as a significant proportion of the 35% of those surveyed stated that Turkey plane during the pandemic.
A survey carried out by Qualtrics from Turkey showed 541 people in attendance. The majority of the participants are in the age group 25-34 (35%) and 35-44 (34%). While the passengers participating in the survey state that they fly for both business and leisure purposes, 77% of the participants state that they fly at least five times a year.
Passengers demand new technologies such as UV cleaning instead of traditional methods
According to another data revealed by the research, the participants rely on new technologies rather than traditional methods. More than two-thirds (70%) of respondents prefer using ultraviolet (UV) light to clean aircraft cabins rather than manually cleaning the seat area by airline personnel (8%) or the passenger themselves (16%).
The research also reveals how seriously passengers take hygiene and safety measures in air travel. Half of the participants stated that they wanted assurances about the cleaning of airport and aircraft surfaces, the obligation to use personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, and social distancing before flying again. On the other hand, more than two-thirds of the respondents want advanced cleaning systems such as UV light to be installed before boarding the plane.
Honeywell Aerospace EMEAI Sales Director Serdar Çetingül made the following statement on the subject: “The research results show that most of the passengers expect to fly again in the next 12 months, but they are uneasy due to the current environment and need trust to start the journey again. Passengers also care about observing social distance and personal protective equipment rules on flights. Passengers who find surface cleaning extremely important demand new technologies such as UV cleaning instead of traditional methods. As Honeywell, we are aware of the demands of passengers in this regard and offer a range of hygiene solutions to airlines, such as UV Cleaning System, personal protective equipment including masks and gloves. We are continuing our dialogue with industry leaders on new products and services that we can provide to better clean the aircraft and easily monitor the cleaning status. "
Not surprisingly, the vast 82% of respondents who plan to travel in the short term cite masks, hand sanitizer and wet wipes as the three most important things airlines should provide on board their aircraft free of charge.