Cathay Pacific has become the first airline in Hong Kong to be awarded the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV Pharma certification.
The carrier says this underlines its capabilities in the treatment and transportation of high-value, time-sensitive and temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products with “speed, consistency and efficiency”.
Cathay Pacific director of commercial and cargo, Ronald Lam says: “It is a great honour to have been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification, which recognises our commitment to our pharmaceutical customers.
“Cathay Pacific Cargo adheres to the highest operating standards and this certification highlights our capabilities in handling these precious, time-sensitive and often life-saving shipments.”
Cathay Pacific operates a freighter fleet to 46 destinations, and manages cargo capacity on passenger flights operated by both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon.
CEIV Pharma is supported by Hong Kong International Airport, which sponsors community-wide certification for organisations in the air cargo supply chain.
Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific which operates the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, and Hong Kong Airport Services (HAS) – another wholly-owned subsidiary, which provides ground handling services to airlines, have also been awarded CEIV Pharma.