Crew member seen inside an Emirates Airline plane. WAM
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Emirates Airline has planned a special flight that will carry only fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard to showcase the UAE's remarkable progress in its vaccination programme.
Special flight EK2021 will depart Dubai International Airport at 12:00hrs local time on 10 April 2021 and will cruise over various areas across the UAE.
The one-off flight will return to Dubai at 14:30hrs local time.
Apart from celebrating the success of the UAE's vaccination programme to date, Flight EK2021 will also highlight Emirates' progress in vaccinating its staff and in particular its pilots and cabin crew.
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.
The Emirates A380 remains a customer favourite for its unmatched comfort and spaciousness.
From the award-winning ice inflight entertainment experience, to the iconic A380 Onboard Lounge service for Business and First Class passengers, from a full-course gourmet meal in all classes to the friendly Emirates cabin crew, flyers can expect the full Emirates experience onboard this special flight.
Passengers travelling on EK2021 will be able to experience all of Dubai International Airport's services and amenities on the ground before boarding.
In addition, customers can also try out first-hand, all the latest measures to help travellers enjoy a safe and smooth journey, including the new biometric and contactless technology which Emirates has recently implemented at the check-in areas and boarding gates at Dubai airport.
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