ETIHAD Airways has become the first airline in the world to have all its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated against COVID-19.
The airline's Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Douglas said: "We proactively made the vaccine available to all our employees to not only help combat the effects of COVID-19 but to make travellers feel confident and reassured the next time they fly with us.
"We are the only airline in the world to make COVID-19 testing mandatory for every passenger and crew member before every flight and now, we're the first airline in the world with 100 per cent vaccinated crew on board."
Cabin crew member Amy Lewis said she chose to vaccinate because it felt like the right thing to do, both personally and professionally.
"I feel more at ease knowing that I am vaccinated and, in my role as Cabin Crew, I know that it will be important for global air travel. I also feel that I can better reassure guests who may be anxious or nervous about flying during COVID-19."
Currently, the UAE has the second highest vaccination rate in the world.