Singapore Airlines (SIA) has delivered the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines to Singapore earlier this evening, marking the first such shipment to Asia.

The vaccines carried via flight SQ7979, a scheduled freighter service from Brussels, Belgium, arrived at just before 8 pm. 

“The delivery of this first batch of Covid-19 vaccines to Singapore is an important milestone in the fight against Covid-19, and we are honoured to be able to play a part in this,” said Chin Yau Seng, SIA’s senior vice president cargo.

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