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Business Traveller India|August 2021
Vaccination and other safety-related initiatives have become an integral part of the reopening of travel including the comeback of aviation
AKANKSHA MAKER, NISHA SHROFF AND SANCHITA NAMBIAR

Vaccination has brought about more than just a ray of hope to the world of travel. Perhaps never in history was a vaccine created with the speed and precision as it did for Covid-19. It was the need of the hour and several pharmaceutical giants jumped into the opportunity, hoping to make the globe a safer place whilst making unimaginable revenue. The pharmaceutical companies such Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson announced their vaccines consecutively one after the other, and the race for countries to source vaccines for their citizens began. Some countries managed to get the vials soon, while others are still falling behind.

Airlines were the first to announce that vaccination would become an integral part of their recovery plan. Here are the various initiatives adopted by global airlines to integrate vaccination into their recovery plan.

ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS

It was announced in June that All Nippon Airways actively began vaccinating its pilots and cabin attendants flying on international flights against Covid-19. The Japan-based airline became one of the first companies to launch workplace vaccinations in Japan. The airline had then announced that it planned to increase its daily vaccination capacity to about 300 to eventually cover all its 46,500 employees. ana.co.jp

CATHAY PACIFIC

To ensure their employees are vaccinated on priority, the Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is proactively undertaking several vaccination programmes. In April, the airline launched the “Arm up, let’s fly again!” campaign to build awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated as early as possible. Other initiatives by The Cathay Pacific Group includes setting up vaccination camps for its employees (specifically in Hong Kong), creating a dedicated page regarding vaccination on its internal platform where they provided insights on the different vaccinations programmes and answered general and specific vaccination queries. Also, to determine whether employees are physically suitable for vaccination, the group organised a free prevaccination medical assessment. cathaypacific.com

EMIRATES

Emirates was among the first few transport and air services organisations in the world to offer employees the option to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Emirates rolled out Covid-19 vaccination programmes for its UAE-based workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Prevention. In February, the airline operated its first flight serviced by fully vaccinated frontline teams across all customer touchpoints. In April, the full-service carrier operated a special flight marking the UAE vaccination milestone. The Emirates flight EK2021 carried close to 400 fully vaccinated customers onboard. The flight was also supported by fully vaccinated teams across the aviation ecosystem, from onboard crew to ground staff. emirates.com

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