AirLabs teams up with Journeo

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The two firms believe that the Airbubbl product will continue to play a vital role in protecting drivers and passengers long after the pandemic has passed. AIRLABS

A new partnership promises to ramp up the deployment of advanced air filtration devices in public transport to kick start the industry’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic

21st Century Fleet Systems, part of public transport technology solutions specialist Journeo, is teaming up with air quality management experts AirLabs, in an exclusive UK partnership for the distribution of AirLabs’ advanced air filtration technology, the AirBubbl. Airlabs says the device has been proven to remove more than 99% of airborne viruses and contaminated particulate matter and can be deployed in public transport vehicles to remove airborne coronavirus particles and air pollution.

The agreement will open up access for the AirBubbl device to 21st Century’s portfolio of customers, including some of the UK’s largest transport operators as well as regional operators and social enterprise groups.

With more than half of respondents in a recent survey from Transport Focus saying that coronavirus has made them rethink how they will use public transport, the partners believe the technology can play a key role in reassuring the public that it is safer to travel. The manufacturer explained that the AirBubbl fills the vehicle with over 37,000 litres of clean air every hour, creating a clean air breathing zone and is equally effective at removing air pollution, including harmful ozone gases, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ultrafine particle pollutants (PM10, PM2.5 and smaller).

The partners believe that advanced air filtration technology like the AirBubbl is a crucial element in getting passengers back into work and school safely, by reducing the risk of airborne transmission of coronavirus on mass transit.

Stuart Walker, Head of Product Marketing, Transport at AirLabs said: “The AirBubbl is a scientifically proven technology that has been rigorously tested for its effectiveness and is successfully being deployed by transport operators around the world, protecting drivers and passengers from airborne coronavirus and air pollution. Journeo’s industry expertise and well-established base of customers make it the perfect partner for us to bring our market-leading technology to transport operators across the UK as we look to rapidly expand our distribution.”

Mark Johnson, Director of Fleet Systems at Journeo added: “We’ve seen a huge demand from our customers for tried and tested solutions that will help improve customer confidence in public transport and get the industry back on track as it recovers from the pandemic. We have chosen to add the AirBubbl to our portfolio of in-vehicle technology solutions, to provide our customers with scientifically proven technology that they can trust.”