Delta Cargo has expanded its IATA CEIV network across Europe with the addition of Dusseldorf Airport, operating the facilities in conjunction with Air France KLM.
The airline has 50 pharma approved stations around the global with seven International Air Transport Assocation Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (IATA CEIV) approved facilities all connected to Delta’s Atlanta hub, which is also certified.
The European CEIV stations are Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Rome, creating a trans-Atlantic CEIV network to the United States.
Delta vice president for cargo, Shawn Cole says: “Delta has made significant investments in Pharma facilities across its global network, so as to ensure that we are compliant with the highest industry standards. Our priority boarding and quick connection times minimise exposure to outside temperatures ensuring the integrity of the product – vital for transporting medicine to patients.”
Delta offers four pharma options with a variety of containers and coolers, plus in Frankfurt it offers temperature controlled carts for the ramp operation which facilitate the transportation of shipments in a temperature controlled environment between the aircraft and the warehouse.