KLIA Boosts Airport Safety By Equipping Toilets With Latest UV Disinfection Technology

KL International Airport (IATA Code: KUL) is introducing yet another additional measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect the passengers and airport community. This new initiative to boost airport safety will see KUL using the latest ultraviolet disinfection technology in its toilets. The disinfection is implemented through an automated device, i.e. the Ultraviolet Chamber (UVC). The UVC produces ultraviolet light that interrupts the transmission of airborne infectious pathogens. Twenty-four toilets received the UVC upgrade. Further installation in other bathrooms will continue in phases over the next few months.

Group chief executive officer (CEO) Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh reiterated that keeping our passengers safe through the highest level of safety measures continues to be Malaysia Airports’ top priority, “Airport safety is among the greatest concerns among our airport guests. Thus, we must keep exploring new ways to alleviate these concerns. We include the UVC installation as part of our ongoing toilet refurbishment initiative. This low travel period has enabled us to speed up our toilet refurbishment with minimum disruption to airport operations. So, passengers can look forward to not only better but also safer toilets when travel picks up again.”

Malaysia Airport intends to take advantage of the downturn

Toilet refurbishment is one of Malaysia Airports’ mission-critical projects. The refurbishments have continued apace despite aggressive cost-containment measures. The project is currently undergoing its final phase involving 94 toilets. The expected date of completion is in June 2021. Out of the 94, 22 newly refurbished bathrooms will open in December 2020. The entire project started in June 2017 for a total of 225 bathrooms.

“The new toilets benchmark against other world-class design concepts to provide the best and safest passenger experience. With these new toilets, we hope to continue scaling up our service delivery quality, upkeeping high hygiene standards, and improving passenger satisfaction,” he added.

Recently, klia2 won the top spot in the “Public Transport Stop” category at the National Level Public Toilet Competition organised by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) in conjunction with the celebration of World Toilet Day 2020. The achievement was also echoed by Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (IATA Code: KBR) in Kota Bharu who came out tops in the Kelantan’s Clean Public Toilet Competition organised during the recent celebration of ‘Hari Kelantanku Bersih 2020’.

To find more information on the Airport refurbishments, visit the link here.

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