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Emirates SkyCargo becomes the first airline cargo to carry 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Emirates SkyCargo - Boeing 777-200F (A6-EFL) - London - Heathrow Airport - Photo: AirTeamImages.com

Emirates SkyCargo transported more than 50 million vaccines on its flights to more than 50 destinations. In addition to the 50 million vaccine doses, Emirates' cargo subsidiary transported nearly 100 million syringes for vaccine administration.

"Emirates SkyCargo is proud to have reached the milestone of 50 million Covid-19 vaccines. As a socially responsible airline, our actions over the past year have always been aimed at helping communities around the world recover from the pandemic. We have led the global air cargo industry's efforts and worked with our partners in Dubai to rapidly distribute vaccines worldwide through Dubai," said Nabil Sultan, Senior Vice President, Emirates Cargo Division.

50 million Covid-19 vaccine distribution milestone - Source: Emirates SkyCargo 

There were more than 150 flights from manufacturing hubs to 50 destinations in its network across Dubai. In total, the airline carried six different types of COVD-19 vaccines.

Emirates plane carrying vaccines and medical supplies - Source: Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates plane carrying vaccines and medical supplies - Source: Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo has remained agile and dynamic during the COVID-19 pandemic, responding quickly to maintain international connectivity for essential goods around the world. The airline was one of the first in the world to introduce passenger aircraft for cargo-only flights to transport PPE, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and food. Emirates SkyCargo has operated more than 27,800 flights in one year and transported more than 100,000 tons of essential goods.

Emirates SkyCargo highlights - Source: Emirates SkyCargo

With its modern and efficient wide-body aircraft fleet and a network that currently covers more than 130 destinations on all continents, combined with the strategic geographic location of its state-of-the-art GDP-certified distribution center in Dubai, Emirates SkyCargo is a key global player in the safe and rapid global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

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