Recently, there has been a tendency to cut down the use of disposable headrest covers, mostly in order to cut down cabin-related costs. Reusable covers made from leather or fabric are used in their place, or sometimes no headrest covers are used at all.
Travelling has considerable effects on the spreading of various diseases. In 2014, there were roughly 3.3 billion flights. 44% of them were long-distance flights. The number of air passengers is expected to double in the next 15 years.
Globalisation and the constant growth of air travel increase the risk of infectious diseases. The PANDHUB project, coordinated by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., focuses on preventing the spread of pandemics and other dangerous infectious diseases through traffic hubs. Against this background, headrest covers are a simple way to improve the safety and comfort of travel. Using disposable headrest covers is an affordable way to improve hygiene, especially on long flights.
The SOFTLIN headrest covers are a safe and environmentally friendly option. Read more.