February 28, 2021

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Emirates operates first flight serviced by fully vaccinated frontline teams

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DUBAI-Primarily based Emirates on January 21 joined the listing of entire world airways to operate a flight with fully vaccinated frontline groups servicing prospects at each and every touchpoint of the journey.

Flight EK215 departed Dubai for Los Angeles at 8.30am on that working day supported by about 70 absolutely vaccinated frontline operation crew associates – at examine-in, stability, small business and 1st course lounge and boarding gate, as effectively as engineers, pilots and cabin crew.

Also vaccinated were being the cargo and logistics workforce at SkyCargo, and the loading and distinctive managing workforce working on EK215.

Emirates Group rolled out its vaccination programme last month for its UAE-based mostly workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Wellbeing and Avoidance. Since then about 26,000, or 44% ,of the group’s frontline aviation workforce have received both equally doses of possibly the Pfizer-BioNTech or Sinopharm vaccines.

Fully vaccinated groups of flight EK215 in advance of it departed Dubai for Los Angeles.

“We’ve noticed a incredibly positive reaction with high demand from customers and acquire-up of the Covid-19 vaccine from our colleagues at the operational frontline, and there’s ongoing momentum in the charge of vaccinations throughout the company,” said Adel Al Redha, chief running officer at Emirates Airlines.

The airline claimed to date, to 26,000 of
Emirates Group’s frontline aviation workforce previously vaccinated with two doses,
amongst them 5,000 cabin and flight deck crew have opted to obtain equally doses of
the Covid-19 vaccine.

In addition, hundreds of workforce in
other roles in just  the airline team have
taken the vaccine by means of the company’s clinics and vaccination centres, when
others have opted to just take their vaccine at 1 of the numerous vaccination centres
throughout the UAE.

Al Redha included: “At the outset of the pandemic Emirates applied robust basic safety actions to secure and prioritise the protection of our consumers and staff members at all levels of the vacation journey, and with the fast progress of our individual vaccination programme and high fees of consider-up extra of our flights will soon be running with absolutely vaccinated frontline personnel.”

He is self-assured that with more people getting vaccinated, mixed with basic safety steps, “we can all glance forward to the easing of border entry guidelines for quite a few international locations.”

The UAE currently has one of the world’s maximum charge of vaccinations for its citizens and residents as it fights to curb the spread of Covid, with the administration of above 5.4 million doses of the vaccine. According to Our Planet In Data, a exploration web site based mostly at Oxford University, the country’s distribution amount stands at 55.27 doses for every 100 people, position it the second maximum in the entire world.

All photographs credit rating (featured picture is crew on board flight EK215): Emirates Airlines

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