Wizz Air is introducing compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for all its flight and cabin crews from December 1 this year. The Hungarian airline indicated that governments are increasingly demanding proof of vaccination for their crews.
Wizz Air said it is introducing vaccination against COVID-19 for all its flight and cabin crews or regular PCR antigen tests in specific cases.
“As governments increasingly require proof of vaccination for crews, as part of national entry requirements, the importance of crews vaccinated against COVID-19 is critical,” the low-cost airline stressed.
Wizz Air Group CEO József Váradi added that the airline’s priority is the health and safety of passengers and employees. “We have a responsibility to protect the crew and passengers on board by mitigating the risk of COVID-19, and vaccination plays a key role in this,” he stressed.
Wizz Air in Poland
Wizz Air has five bases in Poland: Warsaw, Katowice, Kraków, Gdańsk and Wrocław. The carrier has a total of 142 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The line is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the name WIZZ.
The data of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency show that in July this year. LOT Polish Airlines performed the most flights in Polish space – 7,051 flights. The national carrier had 13 percent. participation in air traffic.
Irish Ryanair made 6,508 flights (12%), Hungarian Wizz Air – 4,881 flights (9%). The top five was completed by German Lufthansa and Turkish Turkish Airlines – 2,169 flights (4 per cent) each.
Coronavirus – Delta Air Lines is making changes
A few days ago, we informed that the American airlines Delta Air Lines announced that from September 12 this year. any worker in the US who is not fully vaccinated will have to undergo a weekly coronavirus test, “as long as the number of cases in society is high.” As indicated, those with a positive result will have to go to quarantine.
Beginning November 1, all unvaccinated Delta Air Lines employees enrolled in the carrier’s healthcare system will incur an additional fee of $ 200 per month.
United Airlines has given employees until October 25 to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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