Air Cargo Management

Brussels Airport handles 750 million vaccines in one year of shipments

More than 750 million Covid-19 vaccines have now been shipped through Brussels Airport since the first took place a year ago, on 27 November 2020.

The airport noted that its experience and specialised infrastructure allowed it to facilitate daily flights with Covid-19 vaccines to more than 60 destinations worldwide. Brussels Airport has more than 35,000sq m of temperature-controlled warehousing specifically for pharmaceutical products, making it the largest area in Europe, according to the airport.

The airport also offers specialised airside pharma transporters for transport on the tarmac, and the largest number of pharma-certified companies under the IATA CEIV programme, it said.

“I’m very proud that we can yet again live up to our role as the most important pharmaceutical hub in Europe and that we can make an important contribution in this pandemic,” said Brussels Airport Company’s CEO Arnaud Feist.

“Thanks to our many years of experience and ongoing investments in the handling and shipment of pharmaceuticals, we are able, together with our partners, to support the vaccination programmes worldwide. And we continue our efforts, day after day, to guarantee a streamlined and safe chain for these essential transports.

“From the very first flight with Covid vaccines one year ago, to the shipments that we now handle daily, together with our cargo partners we guarantee smooth transport in the best possible conditions.”

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