Ethiopian Airlines has commenced with the vaccination of its employees against COVID-19.The African leading carrier has opened up a vaccination centre that’s equipped with the latest facilities at the Ethiopian Aviation Academy.
Priority vaccination is to front line employees with direct contact with customers and partners. And all employees are to get the second dose of vaccination four weeks after they take the first.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, the CEO Ethiopian Airlines Group, is happy to announce that importation of the Covid-19 vaccine for the group employees had been done as safety is always their first priority.
He said, “I am happy to announce that we have imported COVID-19 vaccination for our group employees. Safety is always our top priority and vaccination of our employees will enhance the safety of our colleagues and customers onboard and on the ground. Vaccination of employees will increase passengers’ confidence to fly with us. We will continue to implement all mandated safety measures and the vaccination will supplement those preventive measures. This is a big milestone in our fight against the pandemic and we hope to welcome our passengers with fully vaccinated employees in flight and on ground.”
Earlier on, Ethiopian Airlines implemented and continues to implement safety measures to protect customers, staff and its partners. These included Setting up own Covid-19 testing and isolating centre for stuff to prevent the spread of the virus. This was to ensure the well-being and safety of employees.
The carrier has also launched a high-end Covid-19 testing lab at its main hub, Addis Ababa Bole international airport. This is to realize the passengers’ business by creating a seamless travel experience that includes Covid-19 testing to passengers that are departing or transiting via Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Airlines has so far transported more than 27 million Covid-19 vaccines to over 24 countries and continues to transport vaccines all over the world.