IAG Cargo achieves Covid vaccine milestone

By Rachelle Harry

IAG Cargo has carried more than 1m Covid-19 vaccines to destinations in its global network.

The carrier said some vaccines have been transported from its facilities at London Heathrow to North America and Europe.

In addition, 80,000 doses were flown from its Madrid hub to the Canary Islands.

It also shipped the Moderna vaccine from Dublin and Gran Canaria.

The vaccines were all transported using IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate pharma service, which supports the movement of millions of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods every year.

John Cheetham, chief commercial officer at IAG Cargo, commented: “I am delighted that we have already successfully transported more than 1m doses of Covid-19 vaccines around the world.”

“Since the start of the pandemic in March, more than three quarters of our 1,000 charters in 2020 were used to transport thousands of tonnes of crucial medical supplies, PPE and ventilators.

“We remain committed to continuing to offer our expertise to help support the fight against Covid-19 during 2021.”

IAG cargo has more than 100 approved stations supported by pharma specialists. In addition, its London Heathrow hub is GDP-certified and WDA licensed by the UK’s MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency).

In 2019, IAG Cargo opened a new hub centre in Madrid dedicated to handling temperature-sensitive pharma goods.

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