At least one airline that frequents the Jamaican runways is implementing contingencies in the event of any future disruptions from the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Caribbean Airlines in a statement says it’s also activating a special response team to monitor the situation in real time.

The airline says it’s working steadfastly to ensure it’s well prepared.

Already, the airline has put in place measures which include placing special safety kits on board all aircraft and at offices.

Caribbean airlines says it’s monitoring the air quality in its aircraft cabins, ensuring compliance with aircraft cleaning procedures, ensuring that all aircraft are properly sanitised at all ports and Equipping employees with international guidelines on how to deal with any suspected cases of COVID-19.

It says the airline is also working directly with health and security officials as well as industry leaders to keep updated and to ensure that it continues to implement best practices.

The airline says it’s also promoting frequent hand washing practices amongst its crew members and passengers.

Meanwhile, the airline says it’s permitting persons travelling on Caribbean Airlines with onward connections to or from mainland China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Singapore to rebook the Caribbean Airlines travel segment without change fees, subject to conditions.