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In pictures: Emirates flights departing Dubai undergo enhanced cleaning

In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, Emirates is taking extra steps that go above and beyond industry and regulatory requirements to ensure its customers' health and comfort, and provide them with confidence and peace of mind when planning their travel.

In pictures: Emirates flights departing Dubai undergo enhanced cleaning

A team of 18 people work for an hour to clean, sterilise and prepare for the next Emirates flight. Image: Emirates

In pictures: Emirates flights departing Dubai undergo enhanced cleaning

While the Airbus A380 involves a team of 36 workers and the Dubai-based carrier employs a number of additional measures to mitigate the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Image: Emirates

In pictures: Emirates flights departing Dubai undergo enhanced cleaning

On average, 248 planes undergo a comprehensive cleaning and sterilisation within 24 hours. Image: Emirates

In pictures: Emirates flights departing Dubai undergo enhanced cleaning

If a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus is discovered on board, the deep cleaning and disinfection process takes between six to eight hours and includes spraying the interior with antiseptic materials, and replacing seat covers and upholstery in the affected area. Air filters in the cabin are also replaced. Image: Emirates

In pictures: Emirates flights departing Dubai undergo enhanced cleaning

All Emirates aircraft are equipped with HEPA air filters capable of removing 99.97 percent of viruses, germs, fungi and dust, which makes the cabin atmosphere clean, safe and comfortable for passengers and crew. Image: Emirates