As summer season starts and businesses slowly reopen, Green Bay Austin Staubel International Airport is proud to welcome back passengers with their “new level of clean”.
Over the last three months, as caused by the recent pandemic, travel pretty much went off a cliff which took a toll on the airline industry giving 95% decrease in passenger traffic in every airport across the country.
Now, as things begin to open back to normal and an uptick in travel is seen, a recent travel survey helped guide airports up their cleaning game following new airport safety proctors with goals to keep travelers and airport staff safe from virus cross contamination.
“All of our housekeeping staff has received additional training on proper cleaning and sanitizing methods, including mask and glove use and disposal, as well as social distancing practices, our terminal staff has staggered their schedules, they’re working in 2-person teams to limit contact, we also had a contractor disinfect all of the public areas of the terminal building and applied what’s known as EnviroShield to all of those areas, we’ll continue to do that as we move on,” says Airport Director Marty Piette.
Airport authorities and elected officials such as Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach and Rep. Mike Gallagher, (R) Michigan, brag about the airport’s new safety protocols, including the upcoming installation of permanent hand sanitizing stations, and a UVC handrail sterilizing system for escalators.
“And for us to be able to coexist with COVID is really important for us to make sure that we build that consumer confidence within the public so they can travel safely,” says Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
“I think it’s because of the professionalism and the hard work of everyone at the airport that our local community trusts that they can start to fly again and they can be safe,” adds Rep. Mike Gallagher, (R) Michigan.
Result from the recent airport survey also suggests 83% of passengers expect the airlines to provide cleaning and hygiene sanitizing materials such as wipes and sanitizer in seat pockets, and 73-percent expect planes to be deep-cleaned daily.
The airport says the survey has been shared with the airlines serving the Green Bay area.