‘Emirates SkyCargo ferried 21m COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria’ | Dailytrust

‘Emirates SkyCargo ferried 21m COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria’

Emirates SkyCargo
Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo arm of Emirates Airlines, said on Wednesday it flew over 21 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria, and much more to other destinations since October 2020.

In a statement, it said it crossed a major milestone in the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines with 600m doses flown on its flights.

The carrier has transported more than 2.8m kilogrammes (2,800 tons) of COVID-19 vaccines from 35 origins to over 80 destinations.

Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, Nabil Sultan, said: “With our extensive reach across six continents, our wide-body capacity and expertise in cool chain logistics, Emirates SkyCargo will continue to be a reliable partner for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the months to come.”

Emirates SkyCargo said it witnessed a steady increase in the demand for transportation of COVID-19 vaccines in the second half of 2021.

In October and November 2021, it moved over 200m 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.

In June 2021, it expanded its pharma cool chain at Dubai International Airport, and can store additional 60m to 90m doses of the vaccines.

It offers cargo capacity on more than 2,800 weekly flights connecting more than 140 destinations across six continents.

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