China's civil aviation plays important role in epidemic prevention
Published: Mar 05, 2020 01:21 PM

A staff member disinfects the cabin of an airplane after its arrival at the Haikou Meilan International Airport in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Jan. 31, 2020. China Southern Airlines has strengthened its efforts on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus, demanding all the facilities inside the cabin to be disinfected after flight. (Photo by Pu Xiaoxu/Xinhua)

China's civil aviation industry has implemented comprehensive measures to ensure safe and smooth air transport amid the battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak.

China's civil aviation industry has played important roles in transporting medical personnel and emergency supplies, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

From Jan. 20 to March 3, China's civil aviation authorities have arranged amore than 21,000 flights to transport 28,200 tonnes of emergency supplies to support the anti-epidemic fight, according to the latest statistics from the CAAC.

The civil aviation industry has paid special attention to epidemic prevention and control and the health of operational staff, and increased the frequency of aircraft cleaning and disinfection, according to the CAAC.