• Joe Breitfeller

Iberia and IAG Cargo Bring Moderna Vaccines to the Canary Islands and Melilla

The first vaccine shipments were made to Gran Canaria and Melilla yesterday and the Iberia Group will also ship the Moderna vaccine to the Balearic Islands. The shipment from Madrid to Gran Canaria was carried by Iberia Express Flight IB3826 and on Air Nostrum from Malaga to Melilla.

Iberia Delivers Moderna Vaccines to Gran Canaria and Melilla - Courtesy Iberia

On Thursday (January 14, 2021), the Iberia Group announced the delivery of the first shipment of Moderna vaccines to the Canary islands and Melilla. Yesterday, the first shipments were carried between Madrid and Gran Canaria on Iberia Express Flight IB3826 and on another Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum flight from Malaga to Melilla, for a total of 13,200 doses. The Iberia Group has also made several shipments of the Pfizer vaccine between Brussels and the Canary and Balearic Islands via Madrid.

IAG Cargo has protocols in place for the transport and treatment of pharmaceutical materials at a ‘Constant Climate’ including refrigerated trucks for the transfer of temperature-critical shipments between the terminal and aircraft, terminal storage facilities and temperature-controlled warehouses. In 2019, IAG Cargo inaugurated a new center at the Madrid Cargo Terminal specializing in the treatment of pharmaceutical products. To date, the company has shipped over one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine globally via their cargo terminals in Madrid, London and Dublin.

Source: Iberia

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