Turkish Airlines (THY) division Turkish Cargo carried COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in China to Brazil.
According to the company’s statement, the vaccines, loaded inside seven containers equipped with dedicated cooling systems, were transported safely from Beijing to Sao Paulo on a connecting flight through Istanbul.
By carrying pharmaceuticals to key, certified destinations such as Mumbai, Brussels, Istanbul, Singapore, Dubai, Basel, London and Amsterdam, Turkish Cargo created a global pharmaceutical corridor between more than 400 destinations.
The air freighter holds the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certificate.
Turkish Cargo maintains the cold chain at the optimal conditions thanks to the “TK Pharma” product that was designed for carrying pharmaceuticals at global standards.
The company carried more than 40,000 tons of pharmaceuticals, medical products and medical equipment in January-September and reported over 50% growth for the pharmaceutical shipments during the same period.