Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said: “We are pleased to operate flights with a fully vaccinated crew – a significant step in protecting our employees’ and customers’ health safety. We are encouraged by the increasing number of passengers travelling for business and tourism, supported by the confidence of vaccination across the world.
“We have been focused on working very hard to ensure the safety of our staff and passengers since the pandemic broke out and this is another testament to our continued commitment. We have bought and imported more than 37,000 vaccine shots for our employees and stakeholders.”
The company has been rigorously implementing Covid-19 precautionary measures, including the launch of its own testing and isolation centre and digitisation of its operations. It has been active 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.
Earlier this year, Ethiopian Airlines partnered with the African Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for the implementation of the African Union Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel easier and safer amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.