MIAMI – Indian full-service Gurgaon-based airline Vistara (UK) operated the country’s first flight with a fully vaccinated flight and cabin crew.
With just about 5% of the entire nation’s population fully vaccinated, the full-service carrier managed to keep up its reputation with this move to provide a safer flight to its passengers.
“The special flight operated by cabin crew and pilots who have been fully vaccinated indicates the company’s continued commitment towards making flying feel safe again,” Vinod Kannan, chief commercial officer stated.
Vistara flight UK-963 took from New Delhi (DEL) at 08:50 AM and arrived in Mumbai (BOM) at 11:10 AM on 16 June 2021. The flight was operated by an Airbus A320-251N with registration VT-TSN.
The crew operated the aircraft back to New Delhi (DEL) on a return leg as UK-960 after a quick turnaround.
The entire crew was fully vaccinated with the Covaxin vaccine – developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical. Vistara further stated that it has got most of its eligible employees vaccinated with at least the first dose, which includes corporate staff, cabin crew, and pilots.
Featured image: Vistara VT-TTC Airbus A320-232(WL). Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways