Emirates has helped the world a lot by transporting and delivering vaccines to different countries through its network of flights. In a bid to help further, the airline has expanded its cool room facility in Dubai Airport, which means that more vaccines can now be stored in the room. It is worth noting that the storage facility is EU GDP certified.
The temperature-controlled room (2 to 25 degree Celsius) for storage of the vaccines has been expanded by 2,600 square metres. This will allow the airline to hold not only the vaccine but also store other important drugs and medicines that need to be transported to other nations. With this, Emirates has again reinforced its position as the leading air transporter of vaccines around the world.
Emirates Flew to Over 60 Destinations With 75 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
Emirates has been working non-stop since last year to help the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic as soon as possible. As per a release from the company, it has delivered 75 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to over 60 destinations around the world since late 2020.
Further, with the newly extended space for storing vaccine at the Dubai Airport, over 60-90 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine doses can be stored at a time. This will help the airline with transporting even more vaccines at a faster rate to different nations that are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic severely.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, said that Emirates SkyCargo had delivered over 350 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. While the airline has helped multiple countries a lot since late 2020, as per Sultan, the airline anticipates the demand for vaccines is only going to grow for the next few months in developing nations.
That is why this extended storage facility for the vaccine will play a major role in helping the airline with storing extra vaccines at a time and then also be able to deliver more vaccines at a faster rate.