One of the UK’s leading hand sanitiser brands, Carex, has entered a partnership with Manchester Airport to help support a safe return to travel following the pandemic.
116 hand-sanitiser units have been installed across the airport for passengers to use, and Carex, part of PZ Cussons which has its UK headquarters on Aviator Way, next to the airport, has agreed a three-year partnership to stock them with its Aloe Vera hand sanitiser gel.
The move coincides with an easing of rules for international travellers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as well as the opening of the new-look Terminal Two, which this week has welcomed another airline, Pakistani flag carrier PIA.
The Carex partnership further boosts the airport’s Covid-19 safety measures, which have been in place throughout the pandemic. In addition to existing hand sanitiser stations, the Northern hub has had enhanced cleaning in place, Perspex screens, bookable security slots and only travelling passengers allowed in the terminals. The work it has done has seen it accredited as Covid-19 secure by the Civil Aviation Authority.
To mark the new partnership, a giant Carex hand gel the size of no other made its own passenger journey through Manchester Airport’s new ‘Super Terminal’ to remind people that sanitiser is ‘on hand’ before they jet off on their holidays.
Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said:
“The Airport has been committed throughout the pandemic to ensuring passengers and staff feel safe at all times.
“It’s great to partner with such a well-known brand as Carex to offer our passengers this product as they fly through Manchester Airport. We understand many people haven’t flown in a long time due to the pandemic, but I’d like to reassure all our customers that we continue to implement the highest quality Covid-19 safety measures.”
Kieran Hemsworth, PZ Cussons’ UK Managing Director, said:
“Carex has played an important role in helping to protect us all over the last 18 months. In fact, in the course of 2020, we have cleaned and sanitised over one billion hands in the UK.
“We’re delighted to be able to help holiday makers do what they love and travel safely again.
“Our partnership with MAG will ensure that as international travel restrictions continue to ease, air passengers will have easy access to our sanitiser products and can travel with greater peace of mind.”