As it prepares for commercial flights on June 16, Etihad has launched its personal protective equipment (PPE) for their cabin crew. The 'CoviD-19 attire' fully designed to protect their flight attendants from the coronavirus, includes a full body gown, gloves, and face masks. We are still unsure if face shields are included.
Almost all major legacy airlines in the Middle East region now requires requires cabin crew to wear PPEs to ensure their health.
In a report from Airlineratings, Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Providing for our guests, and their wellbeing, is one of Etihad’s core values, and we have a responsibility to protect them, to keep them fully informed, and to provide even greater levels of genuine warmth and personal care. We must guarantee they can travel assured in the knowledge that we have every aspect of their journey with us covered, while still providing a top-quality travel experience. The Wellness Ambassadors will play an important role in delivering this. For us it is not simply about dealing with a new normal – this level of genuine and innovative customer care has always been part of Etihad’s DNA since our inception.”
“The wide-ranging measures we are taking are a strong reflection of those already in place across the emirate of Abu Dhabi. When restrictions are fully lifted and travellers can once again enjoy the best our wonderful home has to offer, they can rest assured their trip will be to one of the cleanest and most well-maintained destinations in the world. This will of course also apply to those transiting onwards through the capital. We are grateful to our partners, including Abu Dhabi Airports, and the Department of Culture and Tourism, for their close cooperation in this far-reaching programme,” he continued.
Eithad now joins the growing list of airlines that provides PPEs for their cabin crew. To name a few are Eva Air, Cambodian Airlines, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Saudia, and Oman Air.
In the Philippines, Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, AirAsia, Skyjet, Pan Pacific Airlines, and Royal Air, provides full PPE for their cabin crew.