A special ‘fully vaccinated’ test flight is due to be operated by Qatar Airways.

Claimed as the world’s first fully vaccinated flight will be of three hours duration flying from Hamad International airport.

The Airbus A350 will carry only vaccinated crew and passengers on board, with passengers also served by vaccinated staff at check-in.

The service is designed to showcase measures put in place to ensure safety and hygiene standards on board, including ‘zero-touch’ in-flight entertainment technology.

Video: Qatar Airways chief executive  Akbar Al Baker

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Today’s special flight demonstrates the next stage in the recovery of international travel is not far away.

“We are proud to continue leading the industry by operating the first flight with a fully vaccinated crew and passengers and providing a beacon of hope for the future of international aviation.

“With aviation being a critical economic driver both globally and here in the State of Qatar, we are thankful for the support we have received from our government and local health authorities to vaccinate our staff, with over 1,000 vaccinations being administered per day.”