Emirates marks UAE vaccination milestone and keeps trust in air travel

Emirates is keeping the trust in air travel and showcasing the UAE’s
remarkable progress in its vaccination programme. It is operating a
special flight on 10 April 2021, that will carry only fully vaccinated
crew and passengers onboard.

The special flight EK2021 will depart Dubai International Airport at
12:00hrs local time, to cruise over various areas across the UAE. The
flight will return to Dubai at 14:30hrs local time.

The one-off flight EK2021 is a unique event that not only celebrates the
success of the UAE’s vaccination programme to date, but also highlights
Emirates’ progress in vaccinating its staff and in particular its pilots
and cabin crew. Aviation has been and continues to be an irreplaceable
force for good, connecting people and cities, facilitating important
trade flows and passenger journeys that bring economic prosperity and
joy to millions of people.

Passengers will have the opportunity to experience Emirates’ newest A380
aircraft which features the airline’s brand-new Premium Economy seats,
and refreshed cabin interiors across all cabin classes.

The Emirates A380 remains a customer favourite for its unmatched comfort
and spaciousness. From the award-winning ice inflight entertainment
experience, to the iconic A380 Onboard Lounge service for Business and
First Class passengers, from a full-course gourmet meal in all classes
to the friendly Emirates cabin crew, flyers can expect the full Emirates
experience onboard this special flight.

Passengers travelling on EK2021 will be able to experience all of Dubai
International Airport’s services and amenities on the ground before
boarding. In addition, customers can also try out first-hand, all the
latest safety measures including the new biometric and contactless
technology which Emirates has recently implemented at the check-in areas
and boarding gates at Dubai airport.

As with any regular flight, customers for special flight EK2021 will be
expected to arrive at check-in with their flight ticket, from 3 hours
before flight departure. They will be required to bring their UAE ID or
passports, as well as vaccination certificate. All customers travelling
on EK2021 will be provided pre-departure rapid Covid-19 testing, free of
charge.

The Emirates Group has supported the national vaccination programme by
making COVID-19 vaccines readily available to its UAE-based workforce at
multiple locations within the company’s premises. To date, over 35,000
Emirates employees have received their COVID-19 vaccine shot from one of
the company’s vaccination centres, with over 85% of the airline’s pilots
and cabin crew already receiving two doses of the vaccine.

All fares collected for this special flight EK2021 will be donated to
the Emirates Airline Foundation, the airline’s non-profit charity
organization which supports projects around the world aimed at improving
the quality of life for disadvantaged children.

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