In a statement released, the Atlanta-headquartered airline said it supported the global efforts to end the pandemic and reconnect the world, reports London's Simply Flying.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Delta Air Lines has been providing essential travel, and now they are leaders in the delivery of much-needed Covid-19 vaccines. These critical vaccines receive the utmost priority on Delta aircraft with the entire journey monitored from start to finish. Delta Air Lines has a unique Vaccine Watch Tower that enables complete end-to-end visibility for all vaccine shipments. With 24/7 monitoring and eyes on the ground, the Tower works closely with Flight Operations to ensure the vaccines are transported securely at the required temperature.
When speaking in a company statement about the latest batch of vaccines to arrive in Colombia from the US, regional field operations manager at Delta Cargo, Marcela Friedrich, said: 'I was born in Colombia but have lived in the US for sixteen years, and my parents live in Bogota, so these shipments are incredibly important for me. I feel that I am part of the solution and that I am helping to get my native country, and its economy, back to a new normal.'
Once the vaccines arrive at El Dorado Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento International Airport (BOG), Bogota, Delta Cargo works with a local freight company to ensure they reach their intended destination. Delta's airport and cargo manager in Bogota, Carolina Vernanza said: 'With over 50 million people living in Colombia, the arrival of four million COVID-19 vaccines is a major boost and will really help Colombians to get closer to the country's vaccination goals.'