More than 400 million doses flown to countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia
Emirates SkyCargo has announced that it has crossed a major milestone in the global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines with 600mn doses flown on its flights. Since October 2020, the carrier has transported more than 2.8mn kilograms (2800T) of vaccines from 35 origins to over 80 destinations.
“Emirates SkyCargo will continue to be a reliable partner for the distribution of the vaccines in the months to come,” stated Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.
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 the vaccines in the second half of 2021.
In October and November 2021 alone, Emirates SkyCargo moved more than 200mn doses of vaccines, almost one third of the total number transported by the carrier since the start of the pandemic.
Emirates SkyCargo has been a key global player in the air distribution of vaccines and other relief materials and essential commodities during the pandemic. 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. In June 2021, Emirates SkyCargo expanded its pharma cool chain infrastructure at Dubai International Airport, allowing it to store an additional estimated 60-90mn doses of the vaccines.