COVID-19: Regional Airline Preparedness

March 6, 2020

Washington, D.C. The Regional Airline Association released a statement today detailing steps its member airlines are taking to ensure the health and wellness of passengers traveling on regional airlines at a time when travelers have concerns about the novel Coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19. Regional airlines are taking proactive steps individually and in concert with our partners to help ensure our customers have a healthy flying experience. Some of the actions airlines are taking to protect the health, safety and wellness of customers and employees include but are not limited to measures related to aircraft hygiene, enhanced cleaning processes on aircraft and workspaces with disinfectants that are effective against viruses, making changes to food and beverage service protocols and increasing passenger education. Moreover, regional airlines will continue to monitor and follow all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization and will continue to make adjustments to procedures as appropriate.

Travelers should feel confident that regional airlines, in concert with our partners and policymakers, are taking every step to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help our passengers to stay healthy and remain connected to the nation’s air transportation network. To learn more about protecting yourself from COVID-19, visit the CDC website at

About RAA  

The Regional Airline Association (RAA) provides a unified voice of advocacy for North American regional airlines aimed at promoting a safe, reliable and strong regional airline industry. RAA serves as an important support network connecting regional airlines and industry business partners. In the United States, regional airlines operate 41% of scheduled passenger flights and provide the only source of scheduled air service to 63% of the nation’s airports.