Study: Risk of COVID Transmission on Airplane Relatively Low

Spencer Fehrenbacher, 29, takes a selfie aboard a State Department-chartered airplane about to depart from Japan. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Spencer Fehrenbacher.

The risk of contracting the novel coronavirus on an airline flight with infected passengers is relatively small, a study by German researchers claims.

The research letter published on the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Network Open, a monthly open access journal, analyzed a 102-passenger, 4½-hour flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Frankfurt, Germany, aboard a Boeing 737 on March 9, before strict mitigation protocols were adopted by airlines.

It discovered that seven, then unknowingly, infected members of a 24-person tour group transmitted the virus only to two other passengers, both of whom were seated within two rows.

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