Latvian airline airBaltic has announced that its entire active staff, including company’s flying personnel, has vaccinated against Covid-19. Majority of employees have been vaccinated and a few other have recovered from Covid-19 within the last six months.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic said: “Vaccination is the most efficient way how we can combat this pandemic. I thank our professional team for joining forces and becoming the first airline in Europe that has achieved 100% staff immunity.”
In line with the Latvian national regulation, as of 15 November, 9 staff members have been suspended from work without pay, as they were unable to present the relevant Covid-19 or recovery certificate or haven’t had their first Covid-19 vaccine. A few employees, who have a medical reason not allowing them to receive the vaccine, continue working at the company remotely.
Overall, the airline currently employs more than 1 490 people, including 228 pilots and 393 cabin crew. airBaltic was among the first companies in Latvia to implement state-provided Covid-19 vaccination at the workplace.