Emirates SkyCargo transports 600 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Thursday, Dec 23, 2021 18:57

More than 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were flown to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, including 32 million doses to Viet Nam since October 2020. — Photo Emirates

Emirates SkyCargo has announced that it has flown over 600 million doses of COVID-19 on its flights.

Since October 2020, the carrier has transported more than 2.8 million kilogrammes of COVID-19 vaccines from 35 origins to over 80 destinations.

“Emirates SkyCargo remains committed to the rapid distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable communities around the world. When we formulated our COVID-19 distribution strategy in 2020, Emirates SkyCargo prioritised the movement of COVID-19 vaccines through our Dubai hub to developing countries," said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice President.

"I’m happy to announce that nearly two-thirds of the total vaccines we transported were headed to destinations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. With our extensive reach across six continents, and our wide-body capacity and expertise, Emirates SkyCargo will continue to be a reliable partner for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the months to come.”

With the increasing roll-out of vaccination and booster campaigns across global markets, Emirates SkyCargo witnessed a steady increase in the demand for transportation of COVID-19 vaccines in the second half of 2021. In October and November 2021 alone, Emirates SkyCargo moved more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, almost one-third of the total COVID-19 vaccines transported by the carrier since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since October 2020, Emirates SkyCargo has carried nearly 32 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Viet Nam, including 22.5 million to Ha Noi and 9 million to HCM City. The continuous and timely transportation of COVID-19 vaccines underscores the airline’s commitment to fully supporting local market as a global leading cargo carrier.

The air cargo carrier offers sophisticated cool chain solutions for pharmaceutical cargo with Emirates Pharma- a specialised three-tiered air transportation product designed for temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and backed by Emirates’ state of the art GDP certified pharma infrastructure at its cargo hub in Dubai.

Emirates SkyCargo offers cargo capacity on more than 2,800 weekly flights connecting more than 140 destinations across six continents. — VNS

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