Qatar Airways Cargo recently surpassed a milestone with 10 million COVID-19 vaccines transported globally.
This includes support for UNICEF to transport COVID-19 vaccines to several countries around the world. The uplift of these critical vaccines is part of the carrier’s sustainability programme, WeQare.
The cargo carrier is working with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) as part of the five-year MoU to support UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative.
Under the agreement, Qatar Airways Cargo will work closely with UNICEF and its freight forwarders to prioritise the transport of vaccines, medicines, medical devices, and critical supplies utilising its extensive global network and capacity.
Since December 2020, Qatar Airways Cargo has transported COVID-19 vaccines to twenty countries all over the world including Algeria, Cambodia, Denmark, Pakistan Rwanda, South Africa, and the Netherlands, among others.
The carrier cites the “dedication and hard work” of its global teams and ground handling partners, which enabled it to provide large populations in several countries access to vital vaccines.
Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo says: “I am both, proud and humbled to support the vaccine distribution and helping UNICEF to reach the maximum number of people, everywhere.
“We remain committed and resilient in the fight against the pandemic and together with our partners, we will ensure the safe, timely, and efficient transportation of these life-saving supplies.”
Through its QR Pharma product, Qatar Airways Cargo offers a controlled cool chain and dedicated monitoring, intervention, and servicing as well as proactive re-icing at its Doha hub. With these significant investments, the cargo carrier confirms its strategy and commitment to supporting the logistics around the global COVID-19 vaccination endeavour.
The transportation of vaccines will continue in the coming months, the carrier says, to more countries around the world via the carrier’s scheduled and charter flights and freighters.
Qatar Cargo recently introduced its sustainability project, WeQare, consisting of a series of positive and impactful actions in the form of ‘chapters’. These actions are based on the core pillars of sustainability – environment, society, economy, and culture. These are being implemented at all levels of the cargo carrier’s business as it makes its operations more sustainable, going forward.
Qatar Airways Cargo serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight on the belly-hold deck of passenger aircraft to an extensive network. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two B747-8 freighters and 24 B777 freighters.