Lastly, a bit of fine information for the tourism trade. Etihad Airways has just lately made an necessary announcement: the airline is the primary on this planet to vaccinate all of its working pilots and cabin crew.
Constructing on United Arab Emirates’s Select to Vaccinate marketing campaign, the airline formally launched its personal ‘Protected Collectively’ marketing campaign this January. The initiative has secured locations for its frontline workers and their households in Abu Dhabi’s vaccination program.
In a current assertion, Etihad Aviation Group’s Chief Government Officer Tony Douglas stated: “We proactively made the vaccine out there to all our workers to not solely assist fight the results of COVID-19 however to make travellers really feel assured and reassured the subsequent time they fly with us. We’re the one airline on this planet to make COVID-19 testing obligatory for each passenger and crew member earlier than each flight and now, we’re the primary airline on this planet with 100% vaccinated crew on board.”
The airline, in partnership with Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation (IATA), additionally goals to introduce a well being passport which can guarantee smoother travelling for its passengers. The IATA Journey Go cellular app will generate QR codes that can share all related data with authorities.
Following within the footsteps of Etihad Airways, Singapore Airways has additionally introduced that it has just lately launched its first flights with inoculated pilots and flight attendants.
Though only some flights are at the moment being staffed with totally vaccinated crew members, Singapore Airways is assured that extra routes are quickly to comply with, as greater than 90 p.c of its cabin crew and pilots have signed up for his or her vaccinations.
Chief Government Officer of Singapore Airways, Mr Goh Choon Phong, stated, “We’re very inspired by the sturdy take-up charge for the vaccine from our colleagues. Vaccinations might be key to the reopening of borders and to enhancing journey confidence, in tandem with sturdy testing regimes and the wide-ranging secure administration measures which might be in place on the bottom and within the air. They provide better safety for our individuals and supply an added layer of assurance to our prospects.”