TRINIDAD and Tobago has not yet received any Covid-19 vaccine but state-airline Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is already making preparation to ensure distribution throughout the Caribbean.
In a press release, CAL stated that a Covid-19 vaccine transportation plan was being devised and that the airline was currently consulting with stakeholders.
CAL stated, “Caribbean Airlines Cargo offers expansive global and regional connectivity through its scheduled flights, charter flights and interline arrangements. The carrier can facilitate the transport of temperature-controlled shipments to the Caribbean from several territories worldwide including Europe, India and the United States.”
CAL’s General Manager, Cargo and New Business Marklan Moseley said, “Caribbean Airlines Cargo is steadfast in its commitment to serving the region. Our cargo operations continue to support the Caribbean, delivering critical cargo and ensuring the movement of goods into and out of the region. We look forward to playing a pivotal role in our region’s recovery through the secure and efficient movement of the Covid-19 vaccine.”
During the early phases of the pandemic, CAL Cargo introduced a cargo charter service for Caribbean countries experiencing limited connectivity as a result of the grounding of passenger flights.
The airline also partnered with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Authority (CDEMA) in August to distribute Covid-19 test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) to 16 Caribbean countries.