Qatar Airways Cargo Transports Life Saving Medications to Brazil
One of the of the world’s leading air cargo carriers, Qatar Airways Cargo recently undertook one of their most important charters to date, delivering over 100 tonnes of medications from Mumbai in India to the capital of Brazil, Brasilia.
This transportation project was one of the largest charters of medicines on a single flight among the several pharma charters performed by Qatar Airways Cargo. The medication in question was the life-saving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) which will be used to help Brazil’s Ministry of Health fight against the HIV epidemic in the South American Country.
Qatar Airways Cargo Chief Officer for Cargo, Guillaume Halleux said, “Aviation and air cargo plays an important role in saving lives and we are humbled to support this innovative programme. Since the launch of our QR Pharma product, we have been working closely with our customers to enhance the product for the benefit of the final consumer. Our dedicated teams ensure the cool chain is unbroken to preserve the efficacy of all medicines flown on Qatar Airways Cargo.”
Joint Managing Director at Hermes Travel & Cargo Private Limited, Rohan M. Thakkar said, “We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the exceptional charter service that was rendered by Qatar Airways Cargo for our esteemed client M/s Cipla. The Boeing 777 charter freighter that was deployed on the Mumbai-Brasilia route to move such a huge volume of pharmaceuticals saw seamless, timely and very well co-ordinated deliverables from Qatar Airways Cargo, which paves the way for a growing cooperation with the carrier in the near future. This seamless delivery is acknowledged by the Ministry of Brazil as well.”
A specialist service devised by Qatar Airways Cargo, QR Pharma was launched by the airline for pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, providing solutions to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the journey of all temperature-sensitive shipments.
Qatar Airways Cargo has experienced exponential growth in the air freight of pharmaceuticals across the globe, the air cargo carrier has seen a 44% per cent increase in tonnage in 2017-18 compared to 2016-17.