Emirates SkyCargo helps deliver vaccines to Brazil

In a single flight to Brazil, Emirates SkyCargo helps to deliver over 1.8 million doses of vaccines. The vaccines are from Milan to BH airport, Bello Horizonte in Brazil on its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft.


 

In a single flight to Brazil, Emirates SkyCargo helps to deliver over 1.8 million doses of vaccines. The vaccines are from Milan to BH airport, Bello Horizonte in Brazil on its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft.

 

This is the largest shipment of vaccines that the air cargo carrier has transported on a single flight and it is also the first time that BH Airport has received such a large shipment of vaccines.

 

Given the extreme sensitivity of the vaccines to temperature fluctuations, the entire shipment, equivalent to about 1.8 million doses, had to be transported in specialised containers to maintain a constant temperature of 5 degrees C. A total of 36 Envirotainer containers – 35 RAP e2 and 1 RKNe1 containers – were loaded on the freighter at Milan, one of the designated airports in Emirates SkyCargo’s pharma corridor programme, which aims to provide supplementary protection for pharma product integrity during air transport.

 

On arrival at BH Airport, the vaccines were removed from the containers and transported to the temperature controlled storage areas of the airport.

 

“Emirates SkyCargo is a global leader in the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and our commitment to transport lifesaving medications securely is backed by our infrastructure including modern aircraft as well as our GDP compliant processes and our trained staff,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates Senior Vice President, Cargo Planning & Freighters.