India’s low-cost carrier Spicejet will roll out a Covid vaccination programme for employees.

The airline will start an inoculation drive for all its employees from May 17, 2021.

This will be a company-sponsored vaccination drive. It will begin from Delhi and Gurugram and will cover Spicejet employees across all the stations on the airline’s network. The airline will also facilitate vaccination for the families of employees going forward.

The first ones to get vaccinated will be the frontline employees of the airline including airport staff and inflight crew.

The vaccination programme will be undertaken as per government rules and guidelines and the basis of the availability of the vaccine.

Commenting on the news, Ajay Singh, chairman, and managing director Spicejet said:

“At Spicejet, the health and safety of our passengers and employees is our topmost priority. Vaccination is a key step towards fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and it’s important that essential workers like airline employees are vaccinated on priority.

“We will ensure that each and every member of the Spicejet family get vaccinated as quickly as possible and have drawn up a detailed schedule for this company-sponsored initiative which would be undertaken as per government rules and guidelines.”