SriLankan Airlines uplifted largest vaccine consignment to Sri Lanka

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SriLankan Airlines uplifted largest vaccine consignment to Sri Lanka


Sat, Aug 7, 2021, 08:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 07, Colombo: Taking into consideration the national need of the hour SriLankan Airlines has uplifted another batch of Sinopharm vaccines amounting to 4 million doses to the country on three dedicated cargo flights. The consignment arrived on UL1869, UL865, and UL869 from Beijing China to Sri Lanka.

The Airline has uplifted a total of 16.3 million Sinopharm vaccines since the month of March, the airline said in a release.

“As Sri Lanka joins the realms of being the fastest country in the region to achieve its inoculation targets, the National Carrier extends a helping hand to spearhead the national vaccination drive by expediting the transportation of vaccines. SriLankan Airlines is proud to be a part of this national endeavor by transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo,” the airline said.

In addition, the Airline continues to support the healthcare system by offloading and clearing on a priority basis on arrival in Colombo at the SriLankan Cargo facility in Katunayake. SriLankan Cargo operated a special flight to carry syringes and medical equipment on gratis through the scheduled flights to Shanghai.

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