KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Emirates SkyCargo has transported over 220 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines, equivalent to more than 50 million doses, on more than 150 flights from manufacturing locations to 50 destinations on its network through Dubai since the start of international distributions late last year.
Overall, the air freight division of the United Arab Emirates flag carrier, Emirates, has transported six different kinds of COVD-19 vaccines.
In a statement, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo, Nabil Sultan said the carrier is proud to have reached the 50 million COVID-19 vaccine delivery milestones just ahead of the World Health Day.
“As a socially responsible global air cargo carrier, our actions over the last year have always been directed at helping communities across the world, especially those in developing nations, to recover from the devastating impact of the pandemic.
“We have been leading the global air cargo industry’s efforts and working with our partner organisations in Dubai to rapidly distribute COVID-19 vaccines through Dubai to the rest of the world,” he said.
Emirates cargo manager Malaysia Bobby Chang said the carrier remained committed to the movement of essential items through its network since the start of the pandemic.
In Malaysia, Emirates SkyCargo has been actively supporting the manufacturing industry and export of medical supplies from the country to the rest of the world with five times weekly flights scheduled from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai plus over 50 chartered flights transporting medical supplies, nitrile gloves, and personal protective equipment (PPE).