Emirates to Operate Special A380 flight With Vaccinated Passengers and Crew

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Emirates is operating a special A380 flight that will carry only fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard.

On 10 April 2021, special flight EK2021 will depart Dubai International Airport at 12:00hrs local time, to cruise over various areas across the UAE. The flight will return to Dubai at 14:30hrs local time.

The airline will also reveal a special A380 livery before the flight date.

Passengers will have the opportunity to experience Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft which features the airline’s brand-new Premium Economy seats, and refreshed cabin interiors across all cabin classes. Flyers can expect the full Emirates experience onboard this special flight.

Emirates Premium Economy on A380
Emirates Refurbished Business Class on A380

Special Flight Details

Tickets for flight EK2021 is available to UAE citizens and residents who have completed the two week period after their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Tickets are priced at AED 1,000 per person in Economy, and AED 2,000 in Business Class.

All fares collected for this special flight EK2021 will be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation, the airline’s non-profit charity organisation.

As with any regular flight, customers for special flight EK2021 will be expected to arrive at check-in with their flight ticket, from 3 hours before flight departure. They will be required to bring their UAE ID or passports, as well as vaccination certificate. All customers travelling on EK2021 will be provided pre-departure rapid Covid-19 testing, free of charge. In accordance with precautionary measures, customers must observe physical distancing protocols and wear their masks throughout the journey.

UAE’s Vaccination Drive

The UAE is one of world’s leading countries in administered vaccinations for citizens and residents. To date, over 8 million vaccine shots have been administered in the UAE. Over 35,000 Emirates employees have received their COVID-19 vaccine shot, with over 85% of the airline’s pilots and cabin crew already receiving two doses of the vaccine.