Air New Zealand has a Boeing 787 vaccination center for Super Saturday
Jabaseat: Air New Zealand has invited a limited number of passengers to be vaccinated on a plane. Photo / Supplied
Kiwis get a chance to get stung in a jet this Saturday, as Air New Zealand unveils plans for a one-time vaccination clinic.
A Boeing 787 will be used as a walk-in vaccination center for Aucklanders receiving their Covid 19 vaccines.
Nicknamed “Jabaseat”, the airline’s chief security officer, Captain David Morgan, called it a “once in a lifetime” opportunity.
The vaccinations will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Air New Zealand hangar on Laurence Stevens Drive.
“We know the Aucklanders have been doing things tough recently and we hope the idea of boarding an international plane for the first time in a long time will boost morale – while also encouraging people to protect themselves,” said Captain Morgan.
Jabaseat will take place to increase attendance on Super Saturday. The weekend vaccination campaign was announced on Wednesday by Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins, along with a televised ‘TV Jabathon’.
“We are preparing to reunite families and send Kiwis to their vacation destinations – but New Zealand needs to get the vaccine first. The more people who can participate in Super Saturday, the better. “
Airplane observers will be in seventh heaven. However, for travelers with clipped wings, this is an opportunity to get a little closer to their next vacation abroad.
The jabs will take place in the Business Premier cabin of the aircraft, passengers will then switch to Economy Class for a refreshment while they wait for the required supervision period of 15 minutes.
Earlier this month, Air New Zealand announced a “no jab, no flight” policy for international travel. CEO Greg Foran said the airline will not accept bookings from unvaccinated passengers after February 1 of next year.
Seats can be reserved through the Department of Health’s Book My Vaccine website.
Places are extremely limited, so you have to be quick.