PHOTOS: Air Serbia transports million Covid vaccines

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Air Serbia transported one million doses of the Coronavirus Covid-19 vaccine from Beijing on Saturday, utilising its Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The Sinopharm-produced vaccines were transported in the cargo hold of the widebody jet in active temperature controlled containers. Air Serbia has also been running special cargo-only flights to Bahrain with its A330, operating three rotations so far, carrying medical equipment. 

Different airlines have been employed to carry different types of Covid-19 vaccines to Serbia so far. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is being transported by cargo operator DHL, while the Russian-made Sputnik vaccine has been carried by Aeroflot. A further half a million doses of the Sputnik vaccine are expected to be transported to Serbia by the end of the month. Aeroflot has upgraded its capacity on its Moscow - Belgrade service this coming Saturday to the widebody Airbus A330-300 jet, however, it is unclear whether the vaccines will be transported on this commercial passenger flight.








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  1. Anonymous10:59

    Did Air Serbia purchase those containers?

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    1. Anonymous11:03

      No, they were packaged like that by the factory. They are to be returned at the end of the pandemic. They will be used for all other shipments.

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    2. Air Serbia leased this containers from Envirotainer on a short term exclusive lease. Containers were provided in PEK.

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  2. Anonymous11:20

    Thank you China! I read Dubai and Bahrain are going to vaccinate their whole populations with the Chinese vaccine.

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    1. Anonymous11:21

      They have already started long ago vaccinating with the Sinopharm vaccine. Singapore has also purchased the vaccine.

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    2. Anonymous11:22

      Egypt as well.

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  3. Air SERBIA with this deal on containers now can deliver vaccines into the region too. It was guaranteed temperature regime all along.

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    1. Anonymous16:31

      I guess only for countries that ordered the chinese vaccine

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    2. Anonymous17:20

      It's regardless.

      Emirates uses the same ones.

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