Qatar Airways Cargo transports vaccines to India amid Covid-19 crisis
QATAR Airways Cargo flew 56
24 May 2020 - 19:00
The 54-tonne shipment consisting of pneumococcal and varicella vaccines were flown from Brussels to Mumbai via the carrier's hub in Doha on two separate flights.
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.
In the face of logistical challenges faced globally by the industry, the airline has been supporting global trade by operating its scheduled freighters, special charters and freight only passenger flights, offering businesses with much needed capacity and access to markets during these challenging times.
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