Turkish Cargo swung into action since the start of 2021 to carry 100 million vaccine doses across continents

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With the start of global vaccine distribution since early 2021, Turkish Cargo has successfully carried 100 million vaccine doses so far, which is approximately 450 tonnes, from the various vaccine production centres to worlwide destinations in its wide flight network of over 250 flights.

The airline said it transported the COVID-19 vaccines to key and certificated destinations such as Baku, Rome, Belgrade, Copenhagen, Miami, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, while also flying to its home country, creating a global corridor between more than 400 destinations.

Commenting on this feat, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M İlker Aycı stated, “Our brand is able to carry vaccine doses to more than 100 countries with its international air bridge, becoming a lifeline for countries that are located too far from the ones with vaccine production facilities. Proving itself with hundreds of vaccine transportation operations to countries all around the world ranging from China to Brazil, India to Democratic Republic of the Congo, along with operations to our own country, Turkish Cargo showed its reliability by transporting 100 million doses.”

“With these successful operations, we increased our global market share to 7.5 percent in pharmaceutical transportation and became one of the most active carriers in vaccine transportation. Concurrent with the application of the vaccines which increases every day, we will continue to shoulder this responsibility until we win this battle against the pandemic.”

With 30 years of experience when it comes to special cargo transportation, Turkish Cargo continue to prove its capabilities in transporting time and temperature sensitive shipments that have different transportation requirements – by carrying seven different COVID-19 vaccines in containers with special cooling systems.

With efforts at place, Turkish Cargo is enhancing its cold air depots infrastructure while increasing its active and passive container capacity in order to prioritise medical transportation during the pandemic.

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