One billion coronavirus vaccines transported via Brussels Airport

One billion coronavirus vaccines transported via Brussels Airport
Passenger check-in at Brussels Airport. Photo by Helen Lyons/The Brussels Times.

Brussels Airport reached the milestone of one billion Covid-19 vaccines having passed through since November 2020, the airport announced on Thursday.

That billion includes 750 million doses for export and 250 million for import, Belga News Agency reports. Every day, vaccine flights take off to more than 60 countries around the world, including Japan and the United States, the two main destinations.

“We are proud to have passed the one billion mark for vaccines transported via Brussels Airport,” said Arnaud Feist, CEO of Zaventem Airport.

“This is our contribution to the fight against Covid and our support for vaccination programmes around the world, starting with the first flight in November 2020.”

Also transporting new Covid pills

In addition to the Covid vaccines, the airport has also been transporting Covid pills for some time.

In terms of transport, while the process is quite similar to that of vaccines, the pills are even more sensitive to temperature variations.

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“Thanks to its state-of-the-art pharmaceutical infrastructure, Brussels Airport is the ideal partner to ensure these new transports in complete safety,” the company said.

Today, almost 10% of the total volume of goods handled at Brussels Airport consists of pharmaceutical products.

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