Rwandair Becomes First African Airline to Vaccinate Staff Against COVID-19
RwandAir has become the first in Africa to vaccinate its entire workforce against Covid-19.
According to a press release issued on Wednesday, the Kigali-based airline began its vaccination rollout earlier this month, targeting all employees and crew members who got their first shot in order to place itself as one of the continent’s safest.
Non-airline personnel were involved in the exercise at Kigali International Airport, the airline’s hub, to ensure that all passengers would be safe and secure.
AllAfrica reported that RwandaAir revealed that in April it had become the first airline in Africa to implement the IATA Travel Pass, allowing for the secure resumption of international travel.
“Rwanda’s rapid roll-out of the first consignment of vaccines to arrive in the country prioritized all frontline workers, including RwandAir’s staff and crew. The vaccination programme has been designed to ensure we provide a safe and secure environment for travellers, both in the air and on the ground,” Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO of RwandAir, made known.
She noted: “We have carefully considered every customer touch point at Kigali International Airport and on board our aircraft, as the world resumes travelling in the post-Covid era. “We look forward to welcoming our customers back to RwandAir. As an airline, the health and safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority and we have been working hard to restore our customers’ confidence to fly.”