Emirates SkyCargo transports 600 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

Emirates SkyCargo has reached a “major milestone” in its global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

The airfreight division of Emirates announced it has flown 600 million vaccine doses worldwide, with more than 400 million flown to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

“When we formulated our Covid-19 distribution strategy in 2020, Emirates SkyCargo prioritised the movement of Covid-19 vaccines through our Dubai hub to developing countries,” said the carrier’s senior vice president of cargo Nabil Sultan.

“I’m happy to announce that nearly two thirds of the total vaccines we transported were headed to destinations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 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 has witnessed a steady increase in the demand for transportation of Covid-19 vaccines in the second half of 2021.

In October and November alone, the airline flew over 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines – almost one third of the total Covid-19 vaccines transported by the carrier since the start of the pandemic.

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