Caribbean Airlines Cargo delivered some 55,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Jamaica, on the Corpus Christi holiday, Thursday 3rd May 2021.
An official release from the company reports that “the life-saving shipment was carried through a scheduled all-cargo flight, originating in Miami.”
Marklan Moseley, General Manager of Cargo and New Business at Caribbean Airlines, notes that over the past two months, the carrier has shipped a significant number of vaccines to Guyana, Barbados, Dominica and Trinidad.
“These shipments included temperature-sensitive vaccines such as Astrazeneca and Sinopharm, transported via the airline’s gateways in Toronto and Miami,” the CAL executive observed.
“Caribbean Airlines salutes health care professionals for their tireless work, rolling out inoculation programmes while meeting the heightened demand of the health care system. We are also grateful to each and every frontline worker for their essential service and are humbled to contribute to COVID-19 recovery efforts,” Moseley said.
Caribbean Airlines recently expanded its weekly all-cargo service in Jamaica, increasing capacity to serve rising demand in the country.
In addition, Caribbean Airlines Cargo currently provides cargo services to and from Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, New York, Antigua and Bahamas, and can facilitate transport to several other destinations through its cargo charter service.