Delta reports strong position for vaccine transport


Delta reports it is in a unique position to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine on a global scale thanks to its extensive global network. The global carrier is also using its unique Vaccine Watch Tower to prioritise every shipment booked with the COV special handing code.

“We have been shipping vaccines daily throughout the U.S. with 100% reliability, and as the global effort accelerates, we have been able to leverage our international network and Pharma expertise to extend our vaccine distribution into numerous international markets,” said Rob Walpole, V.P. Delta Cargo.

“Our unique Vaccine Watch Tower has been critical in providing our customers peace of mind throughout the shipping process, in what is often a complex logistics chain.”

Delta’s broad and nimble global distribution network is enhanced through its close coordination with its airline partners including Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, Virgin Atlantic Cargo, Korean Air Cargo and Aeromexico Cargo – as well as SkyTeam Cargo partners. Together, they provide worldwide reach with stop-gap reliability and greater ability to warehouse and ship vaccines from more global hubs.

Delta has already successfully completed critical shipments between the U.S. and Europe, including from Madrid to New York-JFK and from Detroit to Brussels.

Its full-service pharma capabilities include temperature-controlled warehouses, and all COVID-19 shipments are transported with the highest priority and monitored throughout the journey by Delta’s unique Vaccine Watch Tower.