Emirates SkyCargo, the freighter division of Emirates Airline has aimed to strengthen its temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and vaccine handling capabilities in Dubai.
The extended cool room will provide an additional 2600 square metres of temperature-controlled environment (2-25 degrees Celsius) for the storage and handling of vaccines and other pharmaceutical products at Emirates SkyCargo.
According to a press release, this new extension can hold an estimated 60-90 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines at one time.
Emirates SkyCargo has already transported over 75 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines on more than 250 flights to over 60 destinations since late 2020.
“We expect to reach 100-million-dose milestone well before the end of this month,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.
It also signed an MoU with UNICEF to expedite the transportation of Covid-19 vaccines under the COVAX initiative.