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UAE | Cent percent of Etihad's flying crew got vaccinated
Working with the UAE’s health authorities, the airline managed to secure front line staff access to vaccines.
Etihad Airways revealed that 100% of its operational pilots and cabin crew are now vaccinated against COVID-19. The airline pointed out that it had become the first airline in the world to do so by achieving this feat. The airline’s medical center has also been turned into a vaccination clinic.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused the aviation industry to stumble. With a few exceptions, such as aircraft graveyards, most businesses in the industry felt a severe negative effect due to the virus. However, the vaccine is widely seen as the answer to reopening the world, with some countries already exempting vaccinated individuals from quarantine.
Working with the UAE’s health authorities, the airline managed to secure front line staff access to vaccines. This has led to the airline’s medical center being turned into an accredited vaccination center. The airline has been vaccinating employees and their loved ones since December 2020.