Korean Air, with one of the world’s largest cargo operations, has launched a COVID-19 vaccine transport task force to prepare for the safe and swift transport of the vaccine once it becomes available.
Transporting vaccines is a very delicate and challenging process requiring specialized storage facilities and equipment. Vaccines generally need to be stored at low temperatures between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius whereas some types require temperatures as low as -70 degrees Celsius.
Korean Air’s cargo terminal at Incheon International Airport has 1,292 m2 of cold storage that can accommodate 100 tons of freight. In addition, to expand its operations, the airline plans to use the 2,533-m2 Cool Cargo Center next to Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 when it opens next year.