Jabaseat! Air New Zealand is turning a 787 Dreamliner into a vaccination hub

Welcome to ‘Destination Vaccination!' Air New Zealand is transforming a 787 Dreamliner aircraft into a special vaccination clinic to encourage Aucklanders to get vaccinated this Super Saturday, 16 October 2021.

Welcome to ‘Destination Vaccination!’ Air New Zealand is transforming a 787 Dreamliner aircraft into a special vaccination clinic to encourage Aucklanders to get vaccinated this Super Saturday, 16 October 2021.

If you’re in Auckland, need to get vaccinated and love all things travel and aviation, Air New Zealand is giving you a unique opportunity to get jabbed onboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Bound for ‘destination vaccination’, Aucklanders will be able to board the Jabaseat flight, receive their vaccination and enjoy the airline’s world-renowned customer service and hospitality in the process.

In addition to a behind-the-scenes glimpse of an aircraft hangar, visitors will tour Business Premier, enjoy free inflight snacks and receive a special boarding pass to commemorate the moment.

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Air New Zealand Jabaseat boarding pass

Air New Zealand Chief Operational Integrity and Safety Officer Captain David Morgan said the airline’s Jabaseat vaccination clinic will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Aucklanders.

“Vaccinations are key to protecting our communities and opening New Zealand up again. We’re getting ready to reunite families and fly Kiwis to their holiday destinations – but first New Zealand needs to get vaccinated.

“The more who can get involved with Super Saturday, the better.

“We know Aucklanders have been doing it tough recently and we hope the idea of boarding an international aircraft for the first time in a long while will lift some spirits – while also encouraging people to protect themselves.

“As New Zealand’s national carrier, we’re massive supporters of vaccinations. This latest push follows our mandate for all essential Air New Zealand employees to be vaccinated and recently announcing a no jab, no-fly policy for those on our international flights.”

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Air New Zealand 787 Business Premier

People will board through the front door into Business Premier, where they will receive one dose of the Pfizer vaccine in their arm of choice.

They will then move through the cabin into Economy where a snack service will commence. While they wait to disembark after the observation period, Kiwis will be able to enjoy the inflight entertainment and dream about where they’d like to fly next.

Face masks will need to be worn throughout Saturday’s flight and physical distancing will be practiced, ensuring customer and crew safety.

Flight details:

  • Aircraft: 787-9 NZVAX
  • Boarding time: 10am-5pm
  • Clinic location: Air New Zealand Aircraft Hangar, 10 Laurence Stevens Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland 2022

To register, you can visit Book My Vaccine and choose Air New Zealand Jabaseat.

Spaces are limited and Air New Zealand is encouraging people to get in quickly. The Auckland District Health Board will be managing all vaccinations on the day.