As already decided in the Swiss subsidiary, a corona vaccination obligation for crews must be introduced at Lufthansa AG. The airline wanted to negotiate a deal with staff representatives that would make vaccination a prerequisite for flight operations, a Lufthansa spokeswoman said on Wednesday. This will only apply to flight attendants, that is, not to ground staff – and not to passengers either.
“In the future, international air operations will not be feasible for aircrews without corona vaccination. Because states also require the vaccination certificate for pilots and flight attendants, she added. The Swiss airline company Swiss introduces compulsory corona vaccination from mid-November. According to the employment contracts at Swiss, this option is already possible, said the spokesperson. Lufthansa must regulate it in company agreements like those already in place for yellow fever vaccinations. For data protection reasons, Lufthansa can only increase the vaccination status if this has also been agreed with the employee representatives. We were already working on it, he said.