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Aircraft Cleaning Procedures

Southwest Airlines aircraft are maintained in accordance with an established program aimed at providing a clean and inviting cabin environment.  Each aircraft receives a thorough review every night that includes cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting that meet or exceed recommendations from CDC and Prevention and WHO


In addition, we equip all of our fleet with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, which filters out recirculated air onboard each plane. HEPA filters also are used in hospitals to provide patients with clean air.


As of March 4, Southwest’s Aircraft Appearance Technicians enhanced our cleaning procedures by expanding the use of an EPA-approved, hospital-grade disinfectant to address human touchpoints across the passenger cabin, flight deck, and lavatories. We invite you to watch this video that highlights examples of our enhanced-cleaning work.



If you'd like more detail, please read our blog: Extra Cleaning Steps We Are Taking to Ensure Your Safety 


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