Cathay Pacific is proactively encouraging all of its employees to get vaccinated, seeing this as a crucial step in the resumption of regular international air travel and the return to normal life for everyone in society. With this in mind, the airline has launched its “Arm up, let’s fly again!” campaign to build awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
The response has been very positive – already about 80% of its pilots and about 40% of its cabin crew in Hong Kong have either booked or received their vaccination.
Watch the “Arm up, let’s fly again! ” campaign video here. This is especially important given the latest easing of crew quarantine arrangements based on the concept of “vaccine bubbles”.
Cathay Pacific chief executive officer Augustus Tang said: “We are heartened by the response of our aircrew to the Arm Up campaign as many of our people at Cathay Pacific look forward to flying again as soon as possible. We’re extremely grateful to our employees for their continued dedication and professionalism during what has been an incredibly challenging time. We will continue to support community vaccination efforts by encouraging both our people and the people of Hong Kong to get vaccinated.”
So far this year there have been zero positive tests among some 28,000 tests that our operating Hong Kong-based aircrew have taken in the days following their arrival in Hong Kong.