AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Cargo flies 15 million vaccines

The airline has already handled five different vaccine brands.

Cathay Pacific Cargo recorded that it has already carried 15 million COVID-19 vaccines to Hong Kong, Mexico, Indonesia and Malaysia.

According to Cathay Pacific Head of Cargo Markets and Products John Cheng, the 15-million-dose landmark was achieved on 13 April upon delivery of a new batch of Fosun Pharma/BioNTech vaccines into Hong Kong.

All of the shipments deployed Cathay’s new Ultra Track multidimensional tracking and data-logging system.

Ultra Track uses a low-energy Bluetooth transmitter at piece level that can record and transmit GPS position, temperature, vibration and humidity in real time, making it ideal for temperature-sensitive and fragile shipments.

At the start of 2021, Cathay has been ramping up their vaccine distribution solution for their cargo business in the face of decreased revenue passenger kilometres.

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