Lufthansa Cargo launches specialised Covid-19 vaccine service

Oliver Rösler - Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has launched a new service specifically designed for the transport of Covid-19 vaccines.

The airline said that while it already offers the transport of Covid-19 vaccines, it has also developed a premium product that was specifically developed for the need.

The product called Covid-19 Temp Premium will be bookable as of January 11 and will provide a “high level of comprehensive and personalized customer service along the travel chain”, including seamless monitoring of vaccine shipments and a 24/7 after sales support.

It also includes high priority capacity access, can be booked throughout the Lufthansa Cargo network and offers “comprehensive security”.

Lufthansa Cargo chief executive Peter Gerber said: “The distribution of temperature- and time-sensitive pharmaceuticals is extremely demanding.

“We were one of the first airlines to specialize in the transport of medical goods and pharmaceuticals and can therefore draw on many years of experience.

“Thanks to the recent expansion of our ground infrastructure, we can also handle larger volumes and transport them worldwide while supporting our customers to maintain the cold chain.

“In 2019, we transported around 100,000 tons of pharmaceuticals. We are ready to make another important contribution to overcoming the pandemic by distributing the vaccines worldwide.”

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest airlines news

Warning of weeks of delays to cargo operations following global IT failure

The IT failure that today grounded airline and airport operations around the world could take weeks to recover from, according…

Read More

Share this story

Global IT outage hits air cargo operations

Air cargo operations have been impacted by the IT disruption that has seen computer systems malfunction at airlines and airports…

Read More

Share this story

ACIA Aero starts work on ATR 72-600 conversion after delay

Leasing firm ACIA Aero Leasing said that work is now underway on the conversion of the first ATR 72-600 after…

Read More

Share this story

Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]