On Sunday, February 21, 2021, an Emirates flight from Dubai departed heading to Los Angeles.

It was groundbreaking as it was the first flight by the Dubai-based airline which had a fully vaccinated crew of 70.

Having worked with the Dubai Health Authority and Ministry of Health and Prevention since January, Emirates was the first in the industry to offer employees a COVID-19 vaccination option, ensuring that the inoculation programme has been made as easily available as possible.


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Around 5,000 members of cabin crew and flight deck crew members are in the pipeline for receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. To stay true to its commitment to healthy flying, the centres have been running 12 hours a day, every day of the week to provide frontline crew members with the jab, reaching close to 26,000 or 44 per cent of the UAE frontline aviation.

“Protecting our people with vaccinations is important – for them, for our community, for the smooth running of our operations, and also for our customers as it introduces of an additional layer of protection when they travel with us,” Adel Al Redha, chief operating officer, Emirates Airline said.

Emirates also recently launched its contactless journey experience with facial biometric technology, to make the journey as seamless as possible amid the virus to increase health and safety for all its passengers, while also offering an on-flight digital experience through each mobile phone to minimise contact as much as possible.

For more information regarding the health vaccination or worldwide travel, restrictions visit emirates.com

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