Aviation

Air New Zealand to transform Boeing 787 into vaccination clinic for special ‘Jabaseat’ flight

Air New Zealand is transforming a 787 Dreamliner into a vaccination clinic ahead of a nationwide push to get Kiwis vaccinated.

The airline shared a post on LinkedIn inviting New Zealanders who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccine to register for a special ‘Jabaseat’ flight at Auckland airport.

According to the post, those who manage to nab one of the limited appointments will not only get vaccinated, but they will also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of an aircraft hangar, tour Air New Zealand’s Business Premier cabin, enjoy free inflight snacks and receive a special boarding pass to commemorate the event.


Chris Hipkins, New Zealand’s COVID-19 Response Minister, said vaccinations will take place in business class, followed by spending the recommended waiting time in economy munching on inflight snacks, according to Stuff.

“We know Aucklanders have been doing it tough recently and we hope the idea of boarding an international aircraft for the first time in a long while will lift some spirits – while also encouraging people to protect themselves,” Captain David Morgan, the airline’s chief operational integrity and safety officer, told Stuff.

The event is part of the country’s national Vaccination Day, which will take place this Saturday in an effort to boost vaccine numbers.

The Kiwi carrier will introduce a ‘no jab, no fly’ policy for all passengers aged over 18 from 1 February 2022. Anyone who can’t prove they have been vaccinated will need to show proof they were unable to due to medical reasons.


Featured image source: LinkedIn/Air New Zealand


SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Cruise

Financial woes force river cruise line Pandaw to fold

by Huntley Mitchell

In very sad news, Pandaw has been forced to shut down its river cruise operations after being at the mercy of the spicy cough.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tourism Australia chair Bob East steps down

Bob East’s EA is currently breathing a sigh of relief after the industry veteran stepped down from one of his many board roles.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Virgin Australia shows off its flair in wonderfully fun campaign

It’s been so long between trips that Travel Weekly’s editor is even pining for departure delays, overpriced drinks and soggy inflight sandwiches.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Fill your clients’ hearts with Ireland

For agents looking to sell Ireland, this article is like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. You may even feel luckier after reading it.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

IHG continues Victorian expansion with Holiday Inn Dandenong

The hotel company is continuing to conquer suburban and regional Victoria with this latest signing. However, that’s not to say its efforts involve tanks or cavalry soldiers in funny hats.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

BBC Global News unveils its very own online travel marketplace in Australia and NZ

The UK media giant wants a bigger slice of the travel pie, and is heading Down Under to get it.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tasmania reveals reopening date to Australia’s mainland

The Apple Isle is getting ready to throw open its borders, which is sure to have mainlanders throwing their hands up in the air and yelling ‘yahoo!’

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

International carriers set Aussie return dates, as Qantas brings forward overseas restart for Melbourne

The increased clarity around border openings as Australia’s vaccinated population grows has given overseas airlines the opportunity to set return dates, with a spate promising to return earlier than expected.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

WATCH: Destination NSW launches spectacular ‘Feel New’ campaign

Featuring some very flash TV spots, the campaign highlights the state’s natural and cultural offerings, and it’s pretty bloody captivating.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Intrepid to open “hybrid hotels” across Australia and NZ through new joint venture

Intrepid has taken its first step into the hospitality market with the promise of some pretty snazzy hybrid hotels. Wondering what the heck a hybrid hotel is? Find out here.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Austria: Where culture meets scenery

Whether your clients are eager to get their culture fix, strap on their hiking boots or race down the slopes, in Austria, they can get it all.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Helloworld’s revenue and TTV soar during September quarter

For full transparency, some of these financial figures are unaudited, but let’s not let that take away from Helloworld’s strong recovery.

Share

CommentComments