Latvian airline airBaltic said October 12 its entire workforce would have to be vaccinated.
CEO Martin Gauss announced the move on Twitter, saying the current 87% of the workforce “vaccinated or immune” would be increased to 100% by November 15.
However, the wording appears to be slightly inaccurate and probably “recovered from infection” is meant instead of “immunity” as there is no guaranteed full immunity against Covid-19 infection, even among those fully vaccinated or recovered from a previous infection.
airBaltic’s primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 96.14% of the stock, while Danish investor Lars Thuesen holds 3.86% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. It operates 32 Airbus A220 aircraft and is headquartered in Rīga.