Nauru Airlines has made this announcement:
Air travel in the turbulent times of the coronavirus pandemic has presented a range of challenges but thanks to the sacrifices of Nauru Airlines Cabin Crew, Nauru has stayed safe.
Nauru Airlines Cabin Crew have continued flying through the pandemic, taking extra safety precautions to keep themselves and the island safe. These precautions include wearing face masks, using sanitizer and gloves, and undertaking mandatory home and hotel quarantines.
The overwhelming feedback from the Nauru Airlines Cabin Crew Manager was the strict processes and safety measures were challenging but necessary.
“The flying experience has changed dramatically and a lot of the ‘fun’ of flying is gone. We have to physically distance from passengers on flights and they are no longer allowed to explore other countries when they arrive,” one crew member said.
December was particularly difficult month for the team as the Australian government made it mandatory for all arriving international airline crew to isolate in hotel quarantine for 14 days.
Almost 70% of cabin crew can be in quarantine at one time and every several days they have to undertake a COVID test to ensure they are virus-free, which includes an uncomfortable but necessary nasal and mouth swab.
To support its Cabin Crew, Nauru Airlines hosts nightly Zoom sessions that provide a safe space for Cabin Crew to catch up, discuss any issues and share motivational advice.
Another crew member said despite the challenges, the Nauru Airlines Cabin Crew remained dedicated to their role
“We are thankful for everything our Crew do to keep themselves, their colleagues and the population of Nauru safe,” they said.
“All in all, our Cabin Crew know that the pandemic is only temporary, and they remain positive that the fun will come back to skies soon.”
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