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Frequent flyer viruses

Every day, over 200,000 planes worldwide take their passengers and also cargo from one airport to another. During the pandemic, many people avoided travelling to avoid catching the disease at the airport, on the plane or during their journey. But now a different trend is developing. But how can diseases be counteracted preventively and globally despite the increasing desire to travel?

Challenges for airlines

In a survey, 27% of respondents said they would never give up flying. More and more people are travelling by air, pushing airports to their limits. Due to the corona-induced standstill of the aviation industry, various airlines have had to reduce their staff. But it is not only the lack of staff that poses a challenge to airports and airlines.

The risk of contracting various diseases always flies with them. Because not only aeroplanes use air to move around - viruses and bacteria do too. So many people ask themselves: How high is the risk of infection on board?

This question was also asked by the research department of the Brandenburg-based start-up oji. They are currently working on a trolley that can be perfectly accommodated in aeroplanes and provides passengers and staff with a safe journey and preventively counteracts the spread of various infections. The technology is already being used successfully in buildings.

Flying? But safely!

How does it work? Through the profoundly researched use of hypochlorous acid. The degradation rate of molecular hypochlorous acid is much slower than other methods, which increases the range and effectiveness of air and surface disinfection. In contrast to "normal" disinfectants, the technology is not only free of side effects and risks, but also has positive properties for the human immune system. So nothing stands in the way of a carefree flight.

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