Emirates will be showcasing the UAE's remarkable progress in its vaccination programme with a special flight on 10 April that will carry only fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard.
The special flight EK2021 operated by Emirates' newest A380 aircraft will depart Dubai International Airport at 12:00 pm local time, to cruise over various areas across the UAE and return to Dubai at 14:30hrs local time, said a press release.
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.
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.
All customers travelling on EK2021 will be provided free pre-departure rapid Covid-19 testing.
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. On the other hand over 8 million vaccine shots have been administered in the UAE, protecting over half of the UAE's population.