United Airlines signs on for Zoono’s sanitiser, other airlines ‘interested’
Health & Biotech
Health & Biotech
Bacteria-killing sanitiser maker Zoono (ASX:ZNO) has just signed another airline as a client.
The company has seen a breakout 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which saw demand for its products exponentially spike.
One client is Qantas (ASX:QAN) which provides Zoono anti-bacterial wipes as part of its Fly Well Packs.
Today Zoono announced it had signed on another airline in Chicago-headquartered United Airlines (NDQ:UAL). United will add Zoono’s Microbe shield to the airline’s safety and cleaning procedures.
The shield creates a protective layer, which ruptures cell walls and membranes of microbes when they come into contact. United will apply it to aircraft every week in addition to its existing procedures.
These include spray disinfectant between every flight and making masks mandatory for all passengers.
“This long-lasting antimicrobial spray adds an extra level of protection on our aircraft to help better protect our employees and customers,” said United’s Chief Customer Officer Tony Enqvist.
Stockhead spoke with Zoono’s managing director Paul Hyslop and he noted the US aviation industry was recovering quicker and was a bigger market than Australia and New Zealand.
American passenger numbers bottomed out in April but by the Labour Day weekend had improved to just under 50 per cent of those seen on the same holiday last year – according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Hyslop also hinted more airline deals could be forthcoming for his company.
“Certainly we were pleased we got United on board with really a combination of our product and the unique fog in system that dispenses the product,” Hyslop said.
“United plan to have it in 400 of their aircraft and every 7 days. [It’s] good business for us and long term business. We’ve got other airlines interested in the technology in Europe to Asia and the Middle East.”
Shares rose another 8 per cent this morning. Having been 7.9c this time last year – the company is up over 2600 per cent in 12 months.