Emirates SkyCargo is first carrier to ship over 50 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Emirates Skycargo

Emirates SkyCargo has become the first airline cargo carrier in the world to have transported more than 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on its flights.

The carrier has also shipped over 100 tonnes of syringes globally to support the delivery.

Since the start of international distribution late last year, it has sent 220 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines on 150 flights from manufacturing locations to 50 destinations on its network through Dubai.

Overall, the carrier has carried six different kinds of COVD-19 vaccines.

Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, said: "Emirates SkyCargo is proud to have reached the 50 million COVID-19 vaccine delivery milestone just ahead of World Health Day. As a socially responsible global air cargo carrier, our actions over the last year have always been directed at helping communities across the world, and especially those in developing nations, recover from the devastating impact of the pandemic. We have been leading the global air cargo industry's efforts and working with our partner organisations in Dubai to rapidly distribute COVID-19 vaccines through Dubai to the rest of the world."

The carrier was also one of the first in the world to deploy passenger aircraft for cargo only flights in order to transport PPE, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and food.

Over the last 12 months, Emirates SkyCargo had operated more than 27,800 flights and transported over 100,000 tons of essential commodities.

 

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