Yesterday Qatar Airways took off on a special flight to nowhere, with fully vaccinated passengers and crew, from check-in to disembarkation.
Qatar Airways has taken to the skies with the world’s first fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight.
QR6421 departed Hamad International Airport at 11:00 am yesterday carrying only vaccinated crew and passengers onboard, with passengers also to be served by fully vaccinated staff at check-in.
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The three-hour test flight, which returned to Doha at 14:00, showcased all the measures the airline has 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 service was be 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, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Today’s special flight demonstrates the next stage in the recovery of international travel is not far away.
“We are proud to continue leading the industry by operating the first flight with a fully vaccinated crew and passengers and providing a beacon of hope for the future of international aviation.
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive.
“With aviation being a critical economic driver both globally and here in 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.”
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker also stated that Qatar Airways remains committed to being the airline passengers and travel partners can rely on, operating one of the largest global networks to provide the connectivity needed to reunite families and friends and support global trade.
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