Ethiopian Airlines has begun flying flights with fully immunized crews against the Covid-19 virus. In view of the current pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the aviation industry, the flag carrier said in a statement that flying with fully vaccinated crew is a critical step in keeping passengers and crew safe.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam remarked, “We are thrilled to conduct flights with completely vaccinated crew, a big step in ensuring our employees’ and customers’ health safety.”
The airline emphasized the good impact of the recent increase in the number of passengers traveling for business and tourism, which has been bolstered by global vaccination confidence.
“Since the pandemic broke out, we have been laser-focused on ensuring the safety of our employees and passengers, and this is yet another testament to our unwavering dedication,” it stated.
The airline claims to have purchased and imported over 37,000 vaccination shots for its employees and stakeholders.
Ethiopian Airlines has been following Covid-19 preventive procedures to the letter, including establishing its own testing and isolation center and digitizing its operations, among other things.
The national carrier has been at the frontline of the fight against the pandemic, transporting vital medical supplies and vaccines around the world and repatriating stranded passengers.
The airline recently opened a high-end Covid-19 testing lab at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa to make testing easier for travellers departing or transiting through the airport.