ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s largest carrier, said today it has started operating flights with fully vaccinated crew against COVID-19 to keep travelers safe in light of the pandemic.
Ethiopian started vaccinating its employees against COVID-19 on May 14, 2021. The airline has now fully inoculated its employees, boosting its more to keep travellers’ safety.
“We are pleased to operate flights with fully vaccinated crew – a significant step in protecting our employees’ and customers’ health safety,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group.
The latest safety measures increased passengers’ confidence to travel.
“We are encouraged by the increasing number of passengers travelling for business, VFR and tourism supported by the confidence of vaccination across the world,” the CEO said.
Tewolde said the airline has been focused on working “very hard to ensure the safety of our staff and passengers since the pandemic broke out”.
“This is another testament to our continued commitment. We have bought and imported more than 37,000 vaccine shots for our employees and stakeholders,” he added.
Ethiopian has been implementing COVID-19 precautionary measures including the launch of its own testing and isolation center and digitization of its operation among others.
It has been at the forefront in the fight against the pandemic carrying essential medical supplies and vaccines across the globe as well as repatriating stranded people back to their home.