Subscribe Free
in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo transports around 59 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Posted 28 April 2021 · Add Comment

One out of every 20 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered around the world has transited through Dubai and has flown on an Emirates aircraft.

Images:  Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo, the air freight division of Emirates has been leading the international air cargo industry in the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines and other essential pharmaceutical, PPE and food supplies during the pandemic. The air cargo carrier has moved around 59 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 50 destinations around the world. Emirates SkyCargo has also transported six different types of COVID-19 vaccines on its flights.

 

Emirates SkyCargo has a dedicated GDP certified facility at its hub in Dubai used for storing and transporting COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturing locations to a destination network spanning six continents. With its modern widebody aircraft, innovative equipment such as Cool Dollies and specialised containers, Emirates SkyCargo has been able to safely and rapidly deliver around 5% of the total COVID-19 vaccines administered around the world since October 2020.

 

In January 2021, Emirates SkyCargo joined hands with DP World, Dubai Airports and International Humanitarian City to form the Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance. The Alliance partners work together to facilitate the rapid transport of COVID-19 vaccines and related medical supplies through Dubai to developing countries. In February 2021, Emirates SkyCargo joined hands with UNICEF to expedite transportation of COVID-19 vaccines under the framework of the COVAX facility, aimed at equitable distribution of vaccines to global communities.

 

 

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

The Allen key to success

Steve Allen’s promotion to executive vice president of Dnata has come at a tough time for the industry, but, as he tells Jill Stockbridge, he is unlocking opportunities and planning growth.

Gulfstream adds new features to the G280

Gulfstream Aerospace has added several new features and options to the popular super-midsize Gulfstream G280 as investment in the aircraft and interest in the segment continue.

Why pilot mental health has jumped up the agenda

After a six-month delay, new EU pilot mental fitness rules came into effect earlier this year. With many non-EU countries and airlines mirroring European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) best practice, several Middle East carriers are

Accelerating the transition of long-haul aviation towards net zero

Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Shell are investing in technology required to achieve the transition of long-haul aviation towards net zero.

Boeing releases Q3 deliveries

The Boeing Company has announced programme deliveries across its commercial and defence operations for the third quarter of 2021.

Al Qubaisi named as new director-general of UAE national space agency

The UAE has appointed Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi as the new director-general of its national space agency.

WDS SK2601090322
See us at
DIACC BT0809131121Aviation Africa 2022DAS BT2909181121World Defence Show 2022