Hong Kong's Airport Authority has implemented the
latest technology, including disinfection channels, antimicrobial
coating and autonomous cleaning robots, at Hong Kong International
Airport (HKIA) to protect passengers and airport staff from
HKIA is the world’s first airport where “CLeanTech”,
a full-body disinfection channel facility, is being trialled in live
People using the facility will have a temperature
check before entering an enclosed channel for the 40-second
disinfection and sanitizing procedure.
The interior surface of
the channel is equipped with antimicrobial coating which is
to remotely kill virus and bacteria on human bodies and clothing by
using the technologies of photocatalyst and “nano needles”.
Sanitizing spray is also applied for instant disinfection.
channel is kept under negative pressure to prevent
cross-contamination between the outside and inside environment.
Currently, the facility is designated for use by staff who take
part in public health and quarantine duties at the airport in
relation to arriving passengers.
The airport is also testing the application of an antimicrobial coating at all passenger facilities.
invisible coating to destroy germs, bacteria and viruses is
applied to high-touch surfaces in the terminal, including handles
and seats of Automated People Movers and passenger buses, smart
check-in kiosks and check-in counters, toilets, seating area in
the terminal, baggage trolleys, elevator buttons, and more.
Autonomous cleaning robots are currently being deployed to
ensure thorough disinfection of public areas and passenger
The Intelligent Sterilization Robot, equipped with
ultra violet light sterilizer and air sterilizer, is deployed
round-the-clock in public toilets and key operating areas in the
The robot can move around autonomously and
sterilize up to 99.99% of bacteria in its vicinity, including both
the air and object surfaces, in just 10 minutes.
Steven Yiu, Deputy Director, Service Delivery of
the AA, said, “The safety and wellbeing of airport staff and
passengers are always our first priority. Although air traffic has
been impacted by the pandemic, the AA spares no effort in ensuring
that the airport is a safe environment for all users. We will
continue to look into new measures to enhance our cleaning and
Hong Kong Airport.