Air New Zealand will convert a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into a private vaccination clinic to encourage Aucklanders to get vaccinated in a celebration called “Good Saturday”.
The event will be part of the Kiwi airline’s campaign to demand that international passengers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, under the slogan “No strike, no fly.” New Zealand hopes to open its borders by 2022.
Aucklanders will be able to board a Jabaseat plane, where they will receive the vaccine and enjoy on-board service and Air New Zealand service. In addition, passengers will be able to visit the hangar, wander into the cabin of the 787 Business Premier, enjoy complimentary snacks, and receive a special boarding pass to remember the moment.
“Vaccines are essential to protecting our communities and opening New Zealand again. We are preparing to reunite families and bring kiwis to their holiday destinations, but New Zealand first needs to be vaccinated. The more people involved in Super Sabbath,” said Captain David Morgan, Director of Operational Safety and Integrity at Air New Zealand. The better.
“We know that Aucklanders have been through hard times and we hope the idea of boarding an international flight for the first time in a long time will raise some spirits while encouraging people to protect themselves,” he added.
“As the national airline of New Zealand, we are hugely supportive of vaccinations. This latest batch comes on the heels of our mandate to vaccinate all essential Air New Zealand employees and we recently announced a ‘no-vaccine, no-fly’ policy for those traveling on our international flights,” he added. .
Passengers will ascend through the main door of the Business Premier section, where they will receive their first dose of the vaccine Pfizer, in the arm chosen by the customer. After vaccination, you will go to the main economy cabin where the service of snacks and drinks will begin.
While passengers are waiting to disembark after a period of observation, they will be able to enjoy the in-flight entertainment service.
The use of face masks will be required on Saturday’s flight and distancing measures will also be maintained, which will ensure greater health security for the customer and crew.
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