May 9, 2021

The planes are clean. What about the terminals?

It’s been a full year since the pandemic brought the aviation industry to a standstill. Airports and airlines around the world are preparing to welcome back passengers and return to the sky.

Thanks to vaccine rollouts, decreased travel prices from previously limited demand and travel budget buildup, people around the world are itching to get back on flights.

According to a survey by Deloitte, 54% of vaccinated individuals felt safe flying and 70% felt safe staying in a hotel. The return to pre-COVID travel figures is clearly on the horizon.

Although many feel comfortable flying, do they feel comfortable being inside the airport? For many, there is concern. From the car park, ticket counter and baggage drop, to security and waiting to board the plane, there are various areas of exposure. Once the plane lands, it’s the same at the other end.

Airports are working hard to address this concern, creating an environment that is as safe and clean as the plane itself. They continue to deploy a variety of solutions to create a safer and cleaner environment. A key player that they continue to rely upon is Neo.

Neo is a fully autonomous floor scrubbing robot that delivers an efficient, consistent and measurable clean. By automating floor care, the housekeeping team has more time to spend disinfecting other areas throughout the airport.

The floor is the largest area in the terminal that requires cleaning. Imagine the time you’ll save if the housekeeping team doesn’t have to clean the floor, leaving it to Neo. 

The need to provide thorough, frequent cleaning is a top priority for airports and airlines, especially with an increased focus on the safety of passengers, crew and employees. The ability to provide adequate sanitization poses multiple challenges — one of the largest being the time-consuming nature of in-depth cleaning.

Neo is designed from the ground up to operate fully autonomously, cleaning even the busiest of high-traffic terminals. A fully autonomous floor scrubber like Neo can bring numerous benefits to your airport facility, including:

  • Increasing cleaning frequency with highly detailed reporting
  • Reallocating housekeeping efforts
  • Enhancing the airports' public image

There’s a reason 5 of the top 10 airports in the world, including Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, have chosen Neo to lead their floor care operations. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits Neo could bring to your airport, please contact us.