The Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines (AUA) is introducing compulsory corona vaccination for its pilots and cabin crew on long-haul routes. The reason is the new virus mutation Omikron, which leads to stricter entry requirements in many countries. The vaccination requirement applies from January 1, 2022, recovered persons are excluded. Plans for implementation are currently underway, said a press spokeswoman when asked by the APA. Profil.at had previously reported on it.
According to the “profile” report, unvaccinated flight attendants can switch to the short haul. However, it is not possible to switch to the cockpit because pilots are tied to a certain type of aircraft. So far, the 3G rule has applied to on-board personnel. According to the AUA press office, around 90 percent of employees are vaccinated against Covid-19. Only vaccinated personnel have been accepted since autumn. (APA / red)