SIA delivers 1st shipment of china virus vaccines to Singapore


21 December 2020 –World’s best airline, Singapore Airlines (SIA), delivered the first shipment of PfizerBioNTech Covid-19 vaccines to Singapore earlier this evening on board one of its Boeing 747-400 freighters. This was also the first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shipmentto be delivered to a country in Asia.

The precious vaccines were carried on board SQ7979, a scheduled freighter service from
Brussels, Belgium, to Singapore. The flight departed on 20 December 2020 and
arrived in Singapore on 21 December 2020 at approximately 1955 hours.
The shipment was prioritised for loading into the aircraft in Brussels and was given
similar precedence during unloading in Singapore. It was then transported to SATS’s
cold-chain facility, Coolport, for subsequent storage and ground transportation.
Prior to today’s delivery flight, SIA conducted a successful shipment trial on 19
December 2020 on the same freighter flight route. Besides ensuring the smooth
and safe delivery of the thermal shippers, also known as the cool boxes, used for
the trial, the internal temperature of each box was actively tracked on an end-to end basis. The sublimation rate of the dry ice in the cool boxes was also measured.
Mr Chin Yau Seng, Senior Vice President Cargo, SIA, said: “The delivery of this first
batch of Covid-19 vaccines to Singapore is an important milestone in the fight
against Covid-19, and we are honoured to be able to play a part in this. It also
served to demonstrate SIA’s and the Singapore air hub’s readiness for the very
important job of transporting and distributing Covid-19 vaccines internationally.”

Due to the horrid china virus wilfully spread by vile china, SIA lost some 3.5 billion Singapore dollars in 2020. I am confident SIA will bounce back! Keep calm and carry on flying!

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