Turkish Cargo delivers 100 million COVID-19 vaccines


As the cargo company that flies to more countries than any other, Turkish Cargo continues to fly uninterrupted and contributes to the fight against the pandemic for the return to better days.

Managing to grow under the leadership of Turkish Airlines board chairman İlker Aycı and the executive committee and despite the shrinking sector during the pandemic, the global air cargo brand also carried out an important mission for vaccine transportation. With its strong fleet, wide flight network and great service quality, Turkish Cargo delivered 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 35 countries around the world.

On the topic, Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the executive committee, Aycı stated: “As the pandemic is an unprecedented threat to the human health, our Turkish Cargo brand is a significant advantage when it comes to combatting this threat. Our brand is able to carry vaccine doses to more than 100 countries with its international air bridge, becoming a lifeline for countries that are located too far from the ones with vaccine production facilities.

“Proving itself with hundreds of vaccine transportation operations to countries all around the world ranging from China to Brazil, India to Democratic Republic of the Congo along with operations to our own country, Turkish Cargo showed its reliability by transporting 100 million doses.

“With these successful operations, we increased our global market share to 7.5 percent in pharmaceutical transportation and became one of the most active carriers in vaccine transportation. Concurrent with the application of the vaccines which increases every day, we will continue to shoulder this responsibility until we win this battle against the pandemic.”

450 tonnes

With the start of the vaccine distribution, Turkish Cargo carried 100 million vaccine doses, which is approximately 450 tonnes, from the vaccine production centres to destinations in its wide flight network with over 250 flights. Air cargo carrier transported the COVID-19 vaccines to key and certificated destinations such as Turkey, Baku, Rome, Belgrade, Copenhagen, Miami, Sao Paulo and Mexico City, creating a global corridor between more than 400 destinations. With 30 years of experience when it comes to special cargo transportation, successful brand proved its capability with vaccines that have different transportation requirements by carrying 7 different COVID-19 vaccines in containers with special cooling systems.