Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recently facilitated the delivery of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Hong Kong from Beijing and the transhipment of another batch of vaccines from Beijing to Mexico.
Among a series of tailored arrangements put in place by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) concerned airline, relevant government departments and other business partners, the passenger aircraft carrying the vaccines from Beijing was allocated upon arrival a parking stand close to the cargo terminal for priority unloading and towing to facilitate the quickest delivery.
Expedited customs clearance and priority truck loading at cargo terminal were also arranged for the vaccines shipment in order to enable a quick release.
In addition to the delivery to Hong Kong, the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Sinovac Biotech (Hong Kong) Limited, another batch of the same vaccines on transhipment by the same flight from Beijing to Mexico was also handled at HKIA on February 19.
HKIA noted that as a major international aviation hub with an extensive flight network, HKIA is a preferred hub for vaccine transportation to worldwide destinations. Its state-of-the-art cold-chain facilities such as cool dollies and pioneer apron shelters, together with the recognition as CEIV Pharma Partner Airport by International Air Transport Association ensure safe, efficient, and reliable end-to-end transportation for temperature-controlled goods.