Emirates has announced plans for a special A380 superjumbo flights on which all crew and passengers will be fully vaccinated.
The one-off flight EK2021 will take place on April 10, departing Dubai International at 1200, before taking in “various areas across the UAE” and landing back in Dubai at 1430.
Tickets are available to UAE citizens and residents who have completed the two week period after their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and can be purchased from the Emirates contact centre, Emirates sales offices in the UAE, or local travel agents.
Economy tickets cost AED 1,000 (£197), while business class tickets are AED 2,000 (£394), and proceeds from the flight will be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation. More information on the flight can be found here.
The carrier said that “Passengers will have the opportunity to experience Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft which features the airline’s brand-new Premium Economy seats, and refreshed cabin interiors across all cabin classes”.
Note that customers will undergo pre-departure rapid Covid-19 tests, and will still be required to observe social distancing and wear masks throughout the journey.
Emirates said that over eight million vaccine shots have so far been administered in the UAE, protecting over half the country’s population.
In January the airline announced plans to vaccinate all UAE-based pilots and crew, and 85 per cent of these have now received their two doses. Last month Emirates operated its first flight with vaccinated staff “across all customer touchpoints”.