Sunwing Using Antimicrobial Coating In Aircraft In Latest Health & Safety Move

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

As Sunwing prepares to resume flights on 06NOV, the tour operator says it is treating its aircraft with AEGIS Microbe Shield, "a powerful antimicrobial spray that controls and prevents the growth of bacteria on surfaces."

The AEGIS treatment is being introduced as part of the company’s Safe with Sunwing health and safety commitment. 

“We’re always looking to introduce cutting-edge improvements, and that’s why we’re proud to be the first Canadian airline to use the AEGIS Microbe Shield treatment on our aircraft after a rigorous testing period," says Mark Williams, President of Sunwing Airlines. "A key part of our Safe with Sunwing commitment is implementing enhanced health and safety measures to better protect our customers, and this new treatment helps us continue to deliver on that promise and offer an added layer of protection as we return to the skies.” 

According to Sunwing, the Health Canada-certified treatment is an odourless and colourless protective coating that can be applied to surfaces to reduce microbial growth by up to 93%.

The AEGIS Microbe Shield treatment is on top of protocols that ensure aircraft are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each flight using electrostatic disinfectants. 

Other Safe with Sunwing measures include the elimination of most printed materials on board and the use of PPE by all staff.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.


Fern Pearsall - October 30, 2020 @ 13:03
That is wonderful. I always book my clients with Sunwing for years now. Hope I can start booking them again soon.

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