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THY has the capacity to carry up to 40 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines daily

THY has the capacity to carry up to 40 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines daily

Turkish Airlines (THY) has the capacity to carry up to 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines daily, an official from the airliner said Wednesday.

Turhan Özen, deputy general manager responsible for cargo at THY, said the airline conducted 2,900 cargo transportation flights last year.

He was speaking during the first of the online seminars titled “Cargo Talks.” The seminars were organized by the THY subsidiary Turkish Cargo, which is now becoming a separate company. The talks are designed to provide a platform for exchanging ideas among professionals who maintain the pulse of the air cargo sector as well as to discuss the facilitation of important agendas such as digitalization, vaccine transportation and the future of air cargo.

Most recently during the last days of January, the flag carrier announced that it is about to enter a new phase as its two subsidiaries, a budget carrier and the air freight transporter, Turkish Cargo, are set to continue operations as separate companies, enabling the cargo carrier to become even stronger in the sector.

Özen went on to say that they have carried 50,000 tons of health products and medical equipment all over the world since the beginning of the pandemic and noted that now that the vaccination processes has started around the world, the air cargo industry once again will play an extremely important role.