IAG Cargo has now transported more than 10 million Covid-19 vaccines.
This includes a four million dose shipment to Abuja, Nigeria, in collaboration with UNICEF and its COVAX initiative and 300,000 doses to Jamaica, donated by the UK government.
The Abuja shipment departed London Heathrow Airport in July on two British Airways 777-200s. The 300,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines bound for Jamaica also departed in July and were delivered in partnership with Crown Agents on a British Airways 777-200.
IAG Cargo said the vaccine shipments have been transported using its specialist ‘Constant Climate’ service.
“We’re proud that with our sister airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, we continue to support countries across the world in the fight against Covid-19,” said IAG Cargo’s head of sales Darren Peek.
“Last year we delivered over 20,000 tonnes of PPE and today we have delivered over 10 million Covid-19 vaccines working with UNICEF and partners like Crown Agents. We will continue to work with a range of partners in the global response to Covid-19, supporting the efforts to ensure equal access to vaccines for all countries across the world.”