World’s First Fully Vaccinated Flight Takes Off From Qatar


Qatar Airways operated the world's first fully vaccinated flight this week. Qatar Airways Qatar Airways successfully flew the world’s first fully vaccinated flight with all 188 passengers, two pilots and 18 cabin crew having received a vaccine for the Covid-19 pandemic. The Airbus A350-1000-operated flight departed Doha on April 6 marking a significant milestone in the pandemic as airlines look to the future of travel recovery. Qatar Airways is the first airline in the world to operate such a flight where everyone on board must show proof of a vaccine.

Cabin crew, who wear protective clothing on Qatar Airways flights, working this flight had to be ... [+] fully vaccinated. Qatar Airways Ground staff working the flight were also fully vaccinated essentially creating a travel bubble. On board were travel agents, media and Qatar Privilege Club frequent fliers who had to show proof of the vaccine before departure. Despite the vaccine requirement, passengers were still required to don masks, except when eating or drinking, and in the economy class section, the airline kept a seat between passengers empty for additional social distancing. Dr. more...