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Turkish Cargo carried 100m vaccine doses around the world

[ July 2, 2021   //   ]

Since the start of the pandemic, Turkish Cargo has carried 100 million vaccine doses, which is approximately 450 tonnes, from the vaccine production centres to destinations in its wide flight network with over 250 flights.
The air cargo carrier transported the Covid-19 vaccines to key and certificated destinations such as Turkey, Baku, Rome, Belgrade, Copenhagen, Miami, Sao Paulo and Mexico City, creating a global corridor between more than 400 destinations. With 30 years of experience when it comes to special cargo transportation, successful brand proved its capability with vaccines that have different transportation requirements by carrying 7 different Covid-19 vaccines in containers with special cooling systems.
“As the pandemic is an unprecedented threat to the human health, our Turkish Cargo brand is a significant advantage when it comes to combatting this threat,” said Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı. “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.
Increasing its market share in pharmaceutical transportation to 7.5%, Turkish Cargo enhanced its capacity when it comes to cold air depots while increasing its active and passive container capacity to prioritize medical transportation during the pandemic. Successful brand continues its operations uninterrupted to deliver emergencies such as food, aid materials, medical products and equipment while maintaining the continuity in global medical supply chain.