Ethiopian Airlines starts operating flights with fully COVID-19 vaccinated crew

An Ethiopian Airlines plane waits to take off from the Bole International Airport in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa August 21, 2015. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopian Airlines Group has started operating flights with fully vaccinated crew against COVID-19.

The airline says the move is designed to keep travellers safe.

CEO Tewolde GebreMariam also announced the carrier bought and imported more than 37,000 vaccine shots for the airlines’ employees and stakeholders.

We are pleased to operate flights with 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, VFR and tourism supported by the confidence of vaccination across the world.” The CEO said.

Mr. Tewolde added that the airline has been squarely focused on working very hard to ensure the safety of their staff and passengers since the pandemic broke out and this is another testament to its continued commitment.

Ethiopian has also launched its own testing and isolation center as well as having carried essential medical supplies and vaccines across the globe.