In a network update released along with November’s operating results, Singapore Airlines (SIA) says it has made preparations for the safe and effective distribution of Covid-19 vaccines around the world once they are ready.

The airline says its extensive network connectivity, as well as the well-developed pharmaceutical handling capabilities at Changi Airport, positions Singapore well as a key transit hub for the transportation and distribution of vaccines, in particular from Europe and India to Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

SIA added that it will prioritise Covid-19 vaccine shipments across the key vaccine trade lanes, including readying the airline’s seven Boeing 747-400 freighters, as well as the group’s passenger aircraft fleet, which will be deployed on cargo operations to increase capacity for vaccine transportations if necessary.

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