Flight QR6421 carried vaccinated crew and passengers only. Passengers were served by fully vaccinated staff during check-in.
Flight QR6421 was carried out with the sustainable A350-1000 aircraft of the airline, and the aircraft only carried vaccinated crew and passengers. Passengers were also served by fully vaccinated staff at check-in.
Leading the industry during the pandemic, Qatar Airways became the first global airline to receive 19 Stars in the Skytrax Covid-5 Safety Rating, while Hamad International Airport was the first and only airport to be awarded the same status in the Middle East and Asia.
Qatar Airways currently operates more than 140 weekly flights to more than 1.200 destinations.
Qatar Airways once again pioneered the improvement of international travel by performing the world's first fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight. The passengers of flight QR6, which took off from Hamad International Airport on April 11 at 00:6421 and carried only vaccinated crew and passengers, were served by fully vaccinated personnel during check-in.
With this flight, which is the first in the world, Qatar Airways demonstrated all the measures taken to ensure the highest safety and hygiene standards, including the new in-flight entertainment technology 'Zero-Touch'. The private flight was carried out with the Airbus A350-1000, one of the airline's most technologically advanced and sustainable aircraft, and the flight was also carbon offset in line with the environmental responsibilities of the carrier.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker: “This private flight demonstrates that the next stage in international travel recovery is not far away. We are proud to continue to lead the industry by making the first flight with fully vaccinated crew and passengers and providing a glimmer of hope for the future of international aviation. Aviation is a critical driving economic force both in the world and here in the State of Qatar. With the support of our government and local health authorities, we are implementing more than 1000 vaccines a day to vaccinate our staff. " he spoke.
Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East to start trials of the innovative new IATA Travel Pass “Digital Passport” mobile app. The IATA Travel Pass ensures that passengers receive up-to-date information on COVID-19 health regulations in their destination countries and comply with global data privacy regulations that ensure that COVID-19 test results are shared with airlines to verify their suitability to travel.
Leading the industry during the pandemic, Qatar Airways became the first global airline to receive 19 Stars in the Skytrax COVID-5 Safety Rating, while Hamad International Airport was the first and only airport to be awarded the same status in the Middle East and Asia.
Qatar Airways, which has many international awards, was named "Best Airline in the World" and "Best Airline in the Middle East" at the 2019 World Airline Awards organized by Skytrax. In addition, Qsuite, which offers a groundbreaking Business Class experience, was deemed worthy of the "World's Best Business Class" and "Best Business Class Seat" awards. Available on flights to more than 45 destinations, including Qsuite, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. Qatar Airways was also the only airline to receive the respected "Airline of the Year" award five times, regarded as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry. In addition, Hamad International Airport (HIA), the home and hub of Qatar Airways, was named "Best Airport in the Middle East" and "Third Best Airport in the World" at the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020.