Emirates is showcasing the UAE’s remarkable progress in its vaccination programme with a special flight which will carry only fully vaccinated crew and passengers on board.
On April 2021 10, 2021, special flight EK2021 will depart Dubai International Airport at 12pm local time, to cruise over various areas across the UAE. The flight will return to Dubai at 2.30pm 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.
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. Plus, 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 measures to help travellers enjoy a safe and smooth journey, including the new biometric and contactless technology which Emirates has recently implemented at the check-in areas and boarding gates at Dubai airport.
This month, Airbus has launched a travel companion app called “Tripset”. The application aggregates and provides flight and travel information to ease and restore passenger’s trust in their end-to-end journey when traveling by air during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tripset allows for passengers to be informed with the latest and most relevant travel conditions, restrictions and health requirements in place, without having to consult a variety of sources.
The UAE is one of world’s leading countries in administered vaccinations for citizens and residents, and has made four Covid-19 vaccines available for free to everyone. To date, over 8 million vaccine shots have been administered in the UAE, protecting over half of the UAE’s population.
Tickets for flight EK2021 will be available to UAE citizens and residents who have completed the two week period after their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Tickets can be purchased from the Emirates contact centre, Emirates sales offices in the UAE, as well as local travel agents and are priced at AED 1,000 per person in Economy, and AED 2,000 in Business Class.
All fares collected for this special flight EK2021 will be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation, the airline’s non-profit charity organisation which supports projects around the world aimed at improving the quality of life for disadvantaged children.