Hanoi (VNA) – A flight of Vietnam Airlines carrying the COVID-19 vaccine Abdala from Cuba to Vietnam landed safely at Noi Bai International Airport on September 26.
With a total length of over 17,000 km and 20.5 flight hours, it is the longest flight Vietnam Airlines has so far operated to transport vaccines.
Vaccines from the flight, which used a widebody Boeing 787-9, were stored in specialized equipment and handed over to the authorized agency immediately after landing.
Cuba’s Abdala vaccine considered one of the most effective in the world COVID-19[female[femininevaccines. Previously, the Ministry of Health had conditionally approved this vaccine for emergency use in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
As the national carrier, Vietnam Airlines plays a key role in transporting COVID-19 vaccines. Since early 2021, with its fleet and extensive network of roads, the company has transported nearly 70 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines for free to provinces and cities across the country, significantly contributing to the country’s vaccination campaign. /.