Longleat Safari Park installs air-cleaning technology on safari buses

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Longleat Safari Park has installed almost 200 Airlabs AirBubbl aircleaning devices on its Safari Buses to protect visitors from Covid-19 ahead of its reopening on 17 May. Longleat has installed 63 AirBubbl devices in each of its three doubledecker buses, with one on the back of every seat as an extra protective measure for passengers. The installation will enable Longleat to operate the buses for the first time since the first lockdown in March 2020, as each AirBubbl removes up to 95% of airborne pollutants and pathogens, and provides 30,000 litres of clean air per hour to help keep visitors safe.. Scott Ashman, Operations Manager at Longleat Safari Park, said: “We are excited to welcome visitors back on board our Safari Buses this week, as we fully reopen following the winter lockdown. The safety of our visitors is always our number one priority, so we have installed the AirBubbl air-cleaning devices as an additional measure to enable our passengers to safely and confidently get back on board our iconic buses.” The buses run up to six times per day, with a full safari taking up to three hours. They will initially operate at half capacity, with a maximum of 40 passengers on board, and who will also be asked to wear masks as an additional precaution. The Safari Bus gives visitors the opportunity to go around the Safari drive-through without using their own vehicles, to see giraffes, zebras, rhinos, tigers, lions and monkeys. Marc Ottolini, CEO of AirLabs, added: “The tourism and hospitality sector has been hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis, so it is fantastic to see a world-renowned attraction like Longleat take this step to protect visitors as they fully reopen this week. “Our AirBubbl technology will help transport operators and attractions to restore confidence in public transport, by prioritising passenger safety as UK tourism comes back online and lockdowns lift.