The Madrid Hub is a major logistics center through which more than three million doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines have been distributed
- spain Canary and Balearic Islands The islands and its North African destination Melilla, with the Latin American nations of El Salvador, Mexico, Chile, The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Peru, all received vaccines sent by Iberia Group airlines in Madrid.
- the IAG Cargo “Constant climate“ facilities were used to store vaccine materials.
- the Madrid Airport Cargo Terminal is approved for his Good distribution practices.
- In July, UNICEF Spain, IAG Cargo, and Iberia announced their alliance to support the COVAX initiative, aimed at achieving equitable access to vaccine globally, with humanitarian vaccine shipments.
Iberia and IAG Cargo, the company that handles air cargo for all IAG airlines, continue to concentrate their efforts in the fight against the pandemic helping to move Covid-19 vaccines around the world.
Vaccine shipments started in December 2020 and, from the very beginning, Madrid Airport has become a major global hub in vaccine distribution, and has moved over three million doses.
Vaccine shipments were transported by Iberia Group airlines from Madrid to Spain Canary and Balearic Islands The islands and its North African destination Melilla, with the Latin American nations of El Salvador, Mexico, Chile, The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Peru.
The Madrid freight terminal is equipped with IAG “Constant climate “ facilities that are used to ensure that vaccines and other pharmaceuticals are kept at the correct temperature. Iberia and IAG Cargo staff are trained specifically in handling these materials, which are stored and moved in refrigerated facilities, including land vehicles.
The Madrid freight terminal and its staff are certified for “Good distribution practices ” in the handling of pharmaceutical products.
Director of IAG Cargo operations in Madrid Fernando Terol noted: “After the remodeling and technological upgrade of our terminal two years ago, Madrid is today a leading hub in storage and shipping of pharmaceutical products, where our professionals can guarantee the maintenance of the cold chain, and the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines anywhere in the world under optimal conditions. We are delighted to participate in the COVAX initiative to ensure equitable access to the vaccine so that no country is left behind. “
This july UNICEF Spain, Iberia, and IAG Cargo announced their alliance to support the COVAX initiative with humanitarian deliveries of vaccines. The initiative is coordinated by UNICEF, which is the largest distributor of childhood vaccines in the world.