July 01, 2021: Turkish Cargo delivered 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to more than 35 countries around the world.

Turkish Airlines’ chairman of the board and the executive committee, M. İlker Aycı stated, “As the pandemic is an unprecedented threat to the human health, our Turkish Cargo brand is a significant advantage when it comes to combatting this threat. Our brand is able to carry vaccine doses to more than 100 countries with its international air bridge, becoming a lifeline for countries that are located too far from the ones with vaccine production facilities. Proving itself with hundreds of vaccine transportation operations to countries all around the world ranging from China to Brazil, India to Democratic Republic of the Congo along with operations to our own country, Turkish Cargo showed its reliability by transporting 100 million doses. With these successful operations, we increased our global market share to 7.5 percent in pharmaceutical transportation and became one of the most active carriers in vaccine transportation.”

With the start of the vaccine distribution, Turkish Cargo carried 100 million vaccine doses, which is approximately 450 tonnes, from the vaccine production centres to destinations in its wide flight network with over 250 flights. The carrier transported the Covid-19 vaccines to key and certificated destinations such as Turkey, Baku, Rome, Belgrade, Copenhagen, Miami, Sao Paulo and Mexico City, creating a global corridor between more than 400 destinations. It carried vaccines that have different transportation requirements by carrying 7 different Covid-19 vaccines in containers with special cooling systems.

Turkish Cargo enhanced its capacity when it comes to cold air depots while increasing its active and passive container capacity in order to prioritise medical transportation during the pandemic.

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