Teesside International Airport in the UK is set to feature a new Covid sanitiser technology at its terminal.

Developed by The Aircon Group, the new water-based, pH-neutral sanitiser called AirSafe is claimed to kill 99.9% of bacteria, as well as envelope and neutralise viruses, including coronavirus, in one minute.

Aircon Group managing director Steve Farrell said: “We’ve been a firm believer in Teesside Airport for decades now, and we were delighted when we learned that it was going to be brought back into public hands.

“We’re even more pleased to continue to be part of the airport’s story, helping its redevelopment and introducing this revolutionary new sanitising technology to help keep everyone who uses or works at the airport healthy, not just from Covid, but all other airborne viruses too.

“We’ve been hard at work developing AirSafe for the past 18 months, and we’re really pleased with how much we’ve achieved. We’re looking now at rolling it out with other organisations to protect as many people as possible.”

In the past 18 months, the company conducted 2,500 tests to ensure that its AirSafe technology is effective.

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Aircon said that the new technology has been designed to sanitise the air that passes through the air-conditioning system, thereby keeping the passengers and staff at the airport safe.

The new technology will be installed at the terminal’s air conditioning system after it is thoroughly cleaned.

Once installed, AirSafe can work for six months.

Teesside International and Aircon Group have been working together for nearly three decades.

The latest partnership comes after the company received an $18,122 (£13,255) grant through Tees Valley Business Growth Fund that was established by Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority.

The Tees Valley Business Growth Fund is supported by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.