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    Etihad Group CEO takes COVID-19 vaccine

    The post Etihad Group CEO takes COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer of Etihad Aviation Group, received his first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at Etihad Airways Medical Centre. Douglas said: “As we say goodbye to 2020, I wanted to start the new year by demonstrating my own confidence in Abu Dhabi’s National Vaccination Programme. While it offers the obvious benefit of being safeguarded against COVID-19, this is my way of contributing to a safer workplace and safer Abu Dhabi community. “From an aviation perspective, as borders continue to open up, we hope that through increased vaccination rates,…

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    Etihad partners with IATA for Covid-19 Travel Pass

    The post Etihad partners with IATA for Covid-19 Travel Pass appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The International Air Transport Association and Etihad Airways have signed a partnership to launch the IATA Travel Pass for guests. The mobile app is designed to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for Covid-19 tests or vaccines. IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021. If successful, the pass will be extended to other destinations on the Etihad network. The IATA Travel Pass will enable Etihad’s guests to create a…

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    Etihad becomes first airline in the world with 100% of crew on board vaccinated

    The post Etihad becomes first airline in the world with 100% of crew on board vaccinated appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has become the first airline in the world with all its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and give passengers who travel with the airline peace of mind. In January 2021, Etihad was awarded Diamond status for ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitisation in the inaugural ‘APEX Health Safety, powered by SimpliFlying’ audit. The airline’s vaccination initiative has consolidated Etihad’s position as an industry leader in…

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    Etihad Airways vaccinates frontline staff against Covid-19

    The post Etihad Airways vaccinates frontline staff against Covid-19 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Etihad Airways has claimed to be the first airline in the world to have vaccinated all operating pilots and cabin crew against Covid-19. Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group, 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…

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    Etihad Airways reports staggering USD 1.7 billion loss

    The post Etihad Airways reports staggering USD 1.7 billion loss appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Abu Dhabi’s national carrier Etihad has reported core operating losses of USD 1.7 billion in 2020, reflecting the severe toll of the coronavirus pandemic on the long-troubled airline that has lost billions in recent years. The airline reported revenues of USD 2.7 billion in 2020 compared to USD 5.6 billion the year before, a precipitous decline it attributed to ‘drastically fewer people traveling’ as the surging pandemic crippled air travel. But the airline, one of the Middle East’s top carriers, struggled with financial losses long before the pandemic wiped out the…