Vistara Becomes First Airline in India to Operate Flight With Fully Vaccinated Pilots and Cabin Crew
Vistara operated India’s first flight today with pilots and cabin crew fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The special flight UK963 left Delhi International Airport at 8:50 AM on June 16 and arrived at Mumbai Airport at 11:10 AM. This crew will also be operating the return flight, UK 960, which leaves Mumbai today at 11:55 AM and will arrive in Delhi at 14:05 PM. Vistra said it plans to operate more flights of this type in the coming days as the number of its employees who are fully vaccinated increases.
The airline recently announced that nearly all of its eligible employees have received at least their first dose of vaccine. Staff at Vistara’s corporate office, at airports, as well as cabin crew and pilots were included. As part of their efforts, Vitara also noted that they are working to make certain that all eligible employees receive their second dose in time, as well as the full vaccination against COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity.
The Chief Commercial Officer of Vistara, Vinod Kannan, stated, “Vaccination is the most effective defence against the pandemic, and it is helping the world return to normalcy, thus assisting the recovery of the aviation industry.”. We have been getting our staff vaccinated consistently in order to ensure the safety of them, their families, and our customers. Our fully vaccinated cabin crew and pilots performed this special flight as part of our ongoing commitment to making flying safe again.