Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline, announces today that COVID-19 vaccinations – or regular antigen/PCR testing in special cases – for all crews will be required as of 1 December 2021. Wizz Air, being a socially responsible airline is implementing this policy as part of its commitment to protecting the health and safety of its passengers and crews , as well as to supporting smooth and continued operations of its flights in the long term.
Wizz Air is introducing COVID-19 vaccinations for all of its flight and cabin crews – or regular antigen/PCR testing in special cases – in light of research which demonstrates their effectiveness as the best available form of protection against COVID-19. At the onset of the pandemic, Wizz Air pioneered the introduction of stringent health and safety measures to protect both passengers and crews, ensuring the most sanitary conditions possible and supporting physical distancing. As the pandemic continues, Wizz Air is among the first European airlines to further enhance its protective measures with this policy, which will be implemented in line with the support of local authorities and health institutions across Wizz Air’s bases.
As governments increasingly mandate evidence of vaccinations for crews as part of national entry requirements, COVID-19 vaccinated crews are becoming more and more critical.
József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air Group said: “At Wizz Air, our number one priority is the health and safety of our passengers and employees. We have a responsibility to protect crew and passengers on board by mitigating the risks of COVID-19, and vaccines play a vital role in this.”
About Wizz Air:
Wizz Air, the fastest growing European low-cost airline, operates a fleet of 142 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 40 million passengers in the financial year F20 ending 31 March 2020. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world’s top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating agency, and 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive, recognizing individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service
- All Wizz Air flights are operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats and A321 aircraft with 230 seats and Airbus A320neo aircraft with 186 seats and Airbus A321neo aircraft with 239 seats
- Wizz Air has introduced a range of enhanced hygiene measures which include; cabin crew and passengers are required to wear facemasks, cabin crew are required to wear gloves, onboard purchases are encouraged to be made by contactless payment, passengers are requested to follow physical distancing measures and all purchases are encouraged to be made online prior to the flight.
- HEPA filters on all Wizz Air aircraft already filter out 99.97% of viruses and bacteria from the air and all aircraft are regularly put through an industry-leading disinfection process with an antiviral solution and, following WIZZ’s stringent daily cleaning schedule, all of the airline’s aircraft are further disinfected overnight with the same antiviral solution.