Turkish Cargo has carried the first batch of the Covid-19 vaccines (Sinovac), procured from China by the Ministry of Health, to Turkey. Loaded inside 17 containers equipped with dedicated cooling systems, Covid-19 vaccines are delivered to the officials of the Turkey’s Ministry of Health after having been successfully transported from Beijing to Ankara via a dedicated flight.
Contributing to the continuation of the food and medicine supply chain, Turkish Cargo, on top of its considerable flight network power, increased its capacity by 30 percent and enhanced its cold chain shipment scale to 25 thousand tons per month thanks to the capacity to satisfy additional 150 aircraft pallets, reinforcing its capability for carrying vaccines around the world.
Holding the IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) pharma certificate, Turkish Cargo, maintains the cold chain at the optimal conditions with its “TK Pharma” product which was designed for carrying pharmaceuticals such as medicine and vaccines at global standards. Maintaining its continuous dialog with the pharmaceutical manufacturers, forwarders, airports, ground handling companies and the national authorities, flag carrier is capable of satisfying a wide range of requirements of the pharmaceutical manufacturers by making use of dedicatedly cooled containers and means such as dry ice for the shipments at ultra-frozen range (-70 ° C).