Qatar Airways to operate Covid-19 vaccinated flight

Staff Correspondent

8 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Qatar Airways to operate Covid-19 vaccinated flight

Qatar Airways operated the world’s first fully Covid-19 vaccinated flight departed from Hamad International Airport recently.

The QR6421 departed with only vaccinated crew and passengers on board, said a press release on Wednesday.

The special flight returned to Doha at 14, showcased all the measures the airline had put in place to ensure the highest standards of safety and hygiene on board, including its latest innovation, the world’s first ‘Zero-Touch’ in-flight entertainment technology.

The special service operated by the airline’s most technologically advanced and sustainable aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000, with the flight also fully carbon offset in line with the carrier’s environmental responsibilities.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that the special flight demonstrates the next stage in the recovery of international travel is not far away.

“With aviation being a critical economic driver both globally and the State of Qatar, we are thankful for the support we have received from our government and local health authorities to vaccinate our staff, with over 1,000 vaccinations being administered per day,” he added.