Vistara operated its India’s first flight with pilots and cabin crew fully vaccinated against COVID-19 today.
The flight UK 963 departed for Mumbai from Delhi operated by crew receiving both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The crew will also be operating the return flight, UK 960.
Vistara plans to operate more such flights in the coming days as their number of fully vaccinated staff increases.
Vinod Kannan, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara, said, “Vaccination is the best known defense against the pandemic that is helping the world get back to normalcy, subsequently aiding the recovery of the aviation industry.
He further said that “we have been consistently getting our staff vaccinated in our endeavor to ensure safety for them, their families and our customers whom they serve. This special flight operated by our fully vaccinated cabin crew and pilots is a sign of our continued commitment towards making ‘flying feel safe again.”
The airline had got nearly 100% of its eligible employees vaccinated with at least their first doses.