Emirates to vaccinate UAE-based pilots and crew

18 Jan 2021 by Mark Caswell
Member of Emirates workforce receiving a Covid-19 vaccination

Emirates Group has launched a Covid-19 vaccination drive for its UAE-based workforce, as part of the country’s target to vaccinate over 50 per cent of its population by the end of March.

The group is working in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Prevention, to make both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines “conveniently accessible to its employees at various company locations across the UAE”.

Priority is being given to frontline aviation employees, including cabin crew, flight deck, and “other operationally focused roles”.

Member of Emirates workforce receiving a Covid-19 vaccination

Emirates said that vaccination appointments would be offered 12 hours a day, seven day a week, with employees also having the choice to receive the vaccination at government designated medical centres and clinics.

The Gulf carrier has gradually been rebuilding its network since the onset of Covid-19, and currently serves 114 destinations across six continents, with flights to Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco set to resume in the coming weeks.

Emirates began rolling out a “redesigned onboard experience” in November in the light of Covid-19, with measures including disposable bath towels in the first class showers, and the repositioning of its inflight lounge as a take-away bar.

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