Emirates to operate special flight with fully vaccinated crew and passengers

Proceeds from the flight to be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation

- A Monitor Desk Report Date: 31 March, 2021 | 456 Views
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Dubai: Emirates will be showcasing the UAE’s remarkable progress in its vaccination programme with a special flight on 10 April 2021 that will carry only fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard.

The special flight EK2021 operated by Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft will depart Dubai International Airport at 12:00hrs local time, to cruise over various areas across the UAE. The flight will return to Dubai at 14:30hrs local time.

Tickets for flight EK2021 will be available to UAE citizens and residents who have completed the two week period after their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All fares collected for this special flight EK2021 will be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation, the airline’s non-profit charity organisation which supports projects around the world aimed at improving quality of life for disadvantaged children. 

All customers travelling on EK2021 will be provided pre-departure rapid Covid-19 testing, free of charge.

Passengers will be able to experience all of Dubai International Airport’s services and amenities on the ground before boarding.In addition, customers can also try out first-hand, all the latest measures to help travellers enjoy a safe and smooth journey, including the new biometric and contactless technology which Emirates has recently implemented at the check-in areas and boarding gates at Dubai airport.

To date, over 35,000 Emirates employees have received their COVID-19 vaccine shot from one of the company’s vaccination centres, with over 85% of the airline’s pilots and cabin crew already receiving two doses of the vaccine. On the other hand over 8 million vaccine shots have been administered in the UAE, protecting over half of the UAE’s population. 

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