Qatar Airways Cargo continues to play a vital role in ensuring smooth supply of goods during these difficult times.
The vaccines were flown from Brussels to Mumbai via Doha.
“Qatar Airways Cargo transports 54 tonnes of pneumococcal and varicella vaccines to India,” Qatar Airways tweeted yesterday.
Qatar Airways Cargo transported 56 SkyCell containers with vaccines from one of the largest vaccine manufacturers worldwide on its scheduled freighter and belly-hold cargo flights for its customer, CEVA Logistics.
The SkyCell containers were loaded on Qatar Airways aircraft in Brussels and arrived in Doha where they were stored at the carrier’s airside Climate Control Centre for pharmaceuticals, before connecting on the aircraft to Mumbai the following day. During the interim storage in the cold chamber, SkyCell’s hybrid containers were able to recharge themselves, extending their long independent runtime for another 72 hours after arrival in Mumbai.
With global air freight capacity declining, Qatar Airways Cargo has increased operations to ensure the continuity of global trade and movement of essential medical and aid supplies. The airline continues to operate a significant cargo schedule with almost 175 flights per day.
Qatar Airways Cargo recently supported Unicef with air freight to transport 36 tonnes of freight from Shanghai, China to Tehran, Iran. The cargo which consisted of medical supplies and personal protective equipment such as face masks, N95 masks, gowns and coveralls was transported over several scheduled flights last week.
Early this month, the airline had introduced an air bridge between Vietnam and France. Through this arrangement, 11 Boeing 777 freighters would operate from Hanoi in May and four weekly freight-only Boeing 777 passenger aircraft would operate from Ho Chi Minh City until June for its customer, Bollore Logistics. The flights will transport more than 2,000 tonnes of essential medical items, face masks and personal protective equipment to support the French Government and French Ministry of Health in the fight against the pandemic.
The cargo carrier has also boosted its capacity to Scandinavian countries to meet the high demand for exports.
The airline has introduced additional flights to and from Scandinavian cities Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, offering freight capacity for local exports.
Five additional Airbus A350 freight only passenger aircraft have been introduced each week to the carrier’s existing thrice-weekly belly-hold passenger flights in Copenhagen, Denmark, bringing the total weekly cargo capacity to more than 500 tonnes each way,
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