“Nine crew members have been released and they will be on their way to India soon,” foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said.
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.
The Singapore government has urged workers at the national airline to sign up for its inoculation program in a bid to make SIA the world’s first carrier with all staff vaccinated against COVID-19.
Japan's Coast Guard said on Monday more than 10 crew members of the North Korean fishing vessel involved in an accident with a Japanese patrol boat were rescued.
The airline will keep paying a small number of employees on payroll to restart operations when the government allows flights, the report said, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
The carrier has made similar deals with the pilots’ and engineers’ unions. But 10 days ago, cabin crew voted against the proposals by a majority of 73:27.
The airline becomes one of the first major Japanese firms to announce the shift after a campaign known as #KuToo last year called to reject mandatory high heels at work, drawing more than 32,000 signatures in an online petition.
The state-owned carrier would host recruitment days in 10 different cities from Oct.11 to Nov.22 across the UAE, Middle East and Europe, including Egypt, Lebanon, Russia, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre announced on Saturday that the members of the CrewOne, which will include two persons participating in the UAE Analog Mission, would be revealed soon. The 8-month mission will be conducted in a ground-based analog facility in Moscow (Institute of Biomedical Research – the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow).
In September, Emirates embarked on a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub to support its operational requirements arising from the travel industry recovery.