New Study Claims COVID Flying Risk Low with Proper Measures

According to world news agency Reuters, a new study shows that the risk of contracting COVID-19 when flying is relatively minimal when the proper safety precautions are taken. This is great news to hear for those of us at Range Regional Airport, who have been taking every step to ensure a safe trip for everyone we serve.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that there is minimal risk during airline flights. In fact, traveling via air is less of a health risk than visiting your local grocery store or grabbing a bite to eat, as long as you take the proper safety precautions of course.

By implementing layered infection control measures, the report states, transmission risks can be reduced to “very low levels.”

The report was funded by a trade group, Airlines for America, that represents American Airlines, United Airlines, and other major aircraft operators that are struggling to stay afloat after the COVID-19 pandemic brought business to a screeching halt some six months earlier. As passenger demand diminishes due to travel concerns, the industry has experienced a significant shortfall.

According to Reuters, aircraft carriers in the United States are currently operating a mere half of theairport services they were running last year. To make up for the loss, some are considering ending the blocking of middle seats. That’s why the team at Harvard offered some insight into how best to mitigate the chance of transmission.

In most cases, mandatory masks, improved ventilation systems, increased cleaning methods, and stringent boarding procedures will drastically minimize the risk of contracting COVID-19. For the full article click here.

Contact Range Regional Airport today for more about our safety measures!

 If you’re planning on flying anytime soon, contact Range Regional Airport to learn what we’re doing to keep passengers safe. Contact us online or call (218) 262-3451.



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